Police: Montgomery Co. Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Man

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say they are investigating the fatal shooting by a county police officer of an armed man who refused to drop an ice pick that he was wielding during a dispute with another man.

Police spokeswoman Lucille Baur said the officer came upon a dispute between two men outside the City Place Mall on Colesville Road in Silver Spring at 5:14 p.m. Saturday.

Baur said that when one of the individuals yelled that the other had a knife, the officer “gave verbal commands to the other man to drop his weapon. He refused and the officer fired.”

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police were identifying him Saturday. Baur said she did not know if the man had waved or lunged with the knife.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation. His name was not immediately released.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. bernard F Mc Kernan says:

    Suicide by cop?…Me thinks so.

  2. KottaMan says:

    Well, for all you gun control supporters out there, this is what would occur with a weapon that is not a gun in any event. As long as there are people with a mind to kill or injure someone, they will find a way. So, what do we try to outlaw next? Ice picks, baseball bats, pieces of concrete, tree branches, kitchen knives,,,,,,

  3. Herman Glimsher says:

    SOUNDS LIKE EXCESSIVE FORCE TO ME…………THAT COP COULD’VE USED HIS ASP AND KNOCKED THAT ICE PICK RIGHT OUT OF HIS HAND…….OR JUST USED HIS ASP AND HIT THE GUY AND KNOCKED HIM OUT COLD……DIDN’T HAVE TO SHOOT HIM.

    ON THE OTHER HAND……..SAVED THE TAXPAYERS MONEY BY NOT HAVING TO WAREHOUSE THIS GUY OVER IN JESSUP.

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