[quote="Qdawg"]Breaking News: Suspect Killed By City Police
Aug 4, 2006 11:02 pm US/Eastern
(WJZ) Baltimore, MD WJZ.com has learned of a police-involved shooting in Cherry Hill, Baltimore City.
Police say an unidentified suspect was fatally shot as he or she ran on foot from an officer near the 400th block of Roundview Road just after 7:00 p.m.
Police say the plain-clothes officer noticed a drug transaction taking place. A foot chase ensued after the officer pursued the suspect, who was on a mopehead. The officer ended up in an alley with the suspect. Police say that officer felt threatened so he fired several shots, killing the suspect.
"He found himself feeling threatened in an alley with the suspect," Officer Nicole Monroe tells WJZ's Peggy Lee. "At some point, and again some of the details are still a bit sketchy because the officer has not been interviewed and we were not able to interview the suspect, but at some point the officer, fearing for his safety, believed the suspect to be armed and fired several shots."
The suspect is not being identified pending family notification, but police say the suspect had an extensive criminal record and was on probation until 2008.
The officer will be placed on leave pending an investigation.
Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for complete coverage of this developing story.[/quote]
Officer fatally shoots drug suspect in city
Originally published August 5, 2006
A man was fatally shot by a police officer in Cherry Hill last night after running away from officers interrupting an apparent drug deal, police said.
The identities of the man and the officer who shot him were not immediately released.
Four officers were driving in Cherry Hill shortly after 8 p.m. when they encountered what they believed to be a drug transaction on Cherryland Road, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a Police Department spokeswoman.
The man took off on a mo-ped, and the officers pursued him in the cruiser, Monroe said. The man abandoned the mo-ped in the 600 block of Roundview Road, where he ran down a dirt path leading to a dark alley.
One of the officers caught up with the man before the others, Monroe said. The officer, believing the man was armed, feared for his safety and shot multiple times, hitting the man in the chest, she said.
The man was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead. Narcotics were found on him but no weapon, police said.
As is customary in police-related shootings, the officer involved was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, Monroe said.
Police officials said the man had a long criminal history, including 11 arrests on drug charges and charges of robbery, possession of a deadly weapon and battery. He was on double probation, with one set to expire in July 2008 and the other in September 2008.