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Police say Oddis Colvin Jr., of Pikesville was the man killed when police fired into the car he was driving.

Baltimore County police have identified the man shot and killed Friday as he was allegedly fleeing the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank on Reisterstown Road.

On Saturday, police said via social media that Oddis Bernard Colvin Jr., 33, of the 8400 block of Winands Road in Pikesville, was the man killed when an officer fired through the windshield of the car he was driving. The car crashed into other vehicles on Ruxton Road near Falls Road in Brooklandville.

Police also took into custody a second man, who sustained injuries not considered life-threatening. He has not been identified except through a nickname, "The Aviator," that the FBI gave him, referencing the style of sunglasses he allegedly wore in other bank robberies.

The FBI had offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrest of "The Aviator." The agency believes he was responsible for robberies on Sept. 1 robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank in Dundalk, Sept. 9 at a BB&T Bank in Hamilton and Sept. 20 at a Wells Fargo Bank in Parkville.

The officer who fired his weapon has not been identified, and was placed on administrative status pending a review of the shooting. Police said they recovered "money and bank property" from the vehicle. They did not recover weapons.

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