Police Shot Man on Oakleigh Road Wielding Knife: Officials

Baltimore County police said the man was taken to a nearby hospital.

8600 block of Oakleigh Road.
8600 block of Oakleigh Road.
Police shot a man multiple times on Oakleigh Road Tuesday after he threatened officers with a knife, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.

The man, who has has not yet been identified, sustained life-threatening injuries, according to police.

UPDATE: The man, who has since been identified, has died.

Someone who knew the man was concerned about him and asked officials to check on him, prompting officers to respond at 1:11 p.m., according to the report from police. Officers were dispatched to the 8600 block of Oakleigh Road in Parkville, and when they arrived, the man was outside, threatening them with a knife, police said.

As police retreated to the intersection of Oakleigh and Trenleigh roads, the man continued to come at them with the knife, according to the report.

"Fearing for their lives, at least one of the officers discharged his or her service weapon; the man was struck multiple times," according to the account from police.

Officials said the man suffered what appear to be life-threatening injuries and was taken by Baltimore County Fire Department paramedics to a nearby hospital.

SWAT officers responded as a precautionary measure to ensure nobody else was inside the home on Oakleigh Road, according to police.

All officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative duties as the case is reviewed, which is standard procedure.

Related: Police Say Man from Oakleigh Road Incident Has Died

Sheila March 19, 2014 at 04:38 PM
Wow, a knife vs a gun? Are police officers not practiced at firing their weapons to shoot to kill vs deter use of arm to hold weapon or leg to advance towards them? How about a taser gun, that would have been effective.
Buck Harmon March 19, 2014 at 04:41 PM
Or a beanbag shotgun could have been used without deadly force...again poorly trained, ill prepared shoot first think later cop mentality that obviously parallels that of a dangerous criminal.
Kolo Jezdec March 19, 2014 at 06:56 PM
Sergeant Dennis Tueller, of the Salt Lake City, Utah Police Department wondered how quickly an attacker with a knife could cover 21 feet (6.4 m), so he timed volunteers as they raced to stab the target. He determined that it could be done in 1.5 seconds. These results were first published as an article in SWAT magazine in 1983 and in a police training video by the same title, "How Close is Too Close?**** This led to the Tueller Drill: There are several ways it can be conducted: 1)The "attacker and shooter are positioned back-to-back. At the signal, the attacker sprints away from the shooter, and the shooter unholsters his gun and shoots at the target 21 feet (6.4 m) in front of him. The attacker stops as soon as the shot is fired. The shooter is successful only if his shot is good and if the runner did not cover 21 feet (6.4 m). 2)A more stressful arrangement is to have the attacker begin 21 feet (6.4 m) behind the shooter and run towards the shooter. The shooter is successful only if he was able take a good shot before he is tapped on the back by the attacker. 3)If the shooter is armed with only a training replica gun, a full-contact drill may be done with the attacker running towards the shooter. In this variation, the shooter should practice side-stepping the attacker while he is drawing the gun.
Kolo Jezdec March 19, 2014 at 06:57 PM
Mythbusters covered the drill in the 2012 episode "Duel Dilemmas". At 20 feet the gun wielder was able to shoot the charging knife attacker just as he reached the shooter. At shorter distances the knife wielder was always able to stab prior to being shot
Kolo Jezdec March 19, 2014 at 06:59 PM
According to sources in the BCPD, less Lethal beanbag shotguns, and M16 patrol rifles are issued to some specifically trained officers.


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