MTA officer shoots man near Mondawmin Mall

A Maryland Transit Administration police officer shot a man in the foot at the Mondawmin Mall subway stop Tuesday afternoon as he ran toward her while fleeing officers who had pulled over his vehicle, police said.

The shooting was reported at about 3:30 p.m, at the subway station near the intersection of Liberty Heights Avenue and Reisterstown Road.

Terry Owens, a spokesman for the MTA, said police saw a white Ford Taurus driving through the bus loop at the Mondawmin transit center, which Owens said is against the law. The driver stopped, but as officers spoke to him he jumped out and fled, Owens said.

An officer responding to the scene saw the man running toward her, and she ordered him to stop. He continued running, and she discharged her service weapon. The officer was not immediately named, but has nine years experience on the force, Owens said.

Homicide detectives from the Baltimore Police Department will investigate the shooting, per protocol, Owens said, while MTA police will conduct their own administrative review.

The MTA police department has 150 sworn officers and has jurisdiction over public transportation.

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