UPDATE: Police Officer Shoots, Kills Knife-Wielding Man
The officer fired one shot after his Taser proved ineffective.
UPDATE (2)—From Baltimore County police spokeswoman Cathy Batton: "The officer involved in the fatal police-involved shooting is Ofc. Farrelly, an 8 year veteran assigned to Precinct 1/Wilkens Patrol Division. He has not been involved in any other police-involved shootings."
UPDATE—Baltimore County Police have identified the man fatally shot by an officer Sunday morning as Gregory Stegall, 36, according to a release from Baltimore County police.
His last known address is in the 1200 block of North Decker Avenue, in Baltimore.
ORIGINAL—A police officer shot and killed an unruly man, wielding a knife early Sunday morning, according to a release from Baltimore County police.
The officer found the man behind a Shell service station in the area of Edmondson Avenue and North Bend Road at about 3:47 a.m. while on routine patrol.
"The officer approached the man and asked him to come out from behind the business. The suspect refused, pulled out a knife, and pointed it at the officer," the release states.
The officer first pulled his Taser, although the non-lethal weapon proved ineffective, for reasons that remain under investigation.
The knife-wielding man advanced on the officer, who ordered he drop the weapon. The man refused.
"Fearing for his life, the officer discharged his service weapon once, striking the suspect," the release states.
The suspect was transported to St. Agnes Hospital where he was pounced dead.
The officer, who was not identified in the release, has been placed on routine administrative leave.
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