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Officer Shoots Woman Waving Gun Outside Baltimore County Home

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PIKESVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A woman remains in critical condition after being shot by Baltimore County Police.

Officers were responding to a call about a suspicious person when they say she pulled out a handgun and began waving it around. Officers later determined that gun was fake. Officers say the gun was a metallic replica of a large caliber semi-automatic handgun.

Adam May reports.

On the relatively quiet street of Northbrook Road in the Park Heights neighborhood, a shattered window is evidence of the chaos that erupted at 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

“This is very unusual. We do believe this woman targeted this house,” said Officer Shawn Vinson, Baltimore County Police.

Baltimore County Police responded to a home on a call of a suspicious person. When the officer got to the house, a woman was standing in front of the home.

“He observed a woman with what appeared to be a large rock in her hand. As the officer approached the woman, she threw the rock and actually struck the window, breaking out a window in the house,” Vinson said.

The woman then pulled out a gun. Police say she ignored orders to drop her weapon. The officer then opened fire.

The woman was shot multiple times in the upper body and taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

WJZ tried speaking with a resident of the home, who politely states he couldn’t speak on the issue because of the Sabbath. He did not say why the woman was so upset.

That woman was shut multiple times in the upper body.

The woman’s name won’t be released until she’s officially charged.

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