BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Video from two body cameras worn by Baltimore County police officers during the December 23 incident in which a man was shot by an officer in Pikesville has been released.
The officer who shot the knife-wielding man on Debilen Circle was identified Tuesday as Officer Remmers, a seven-year veteran of the department who has not been involved in any previous shooting incidents.
The video shows what happened from the perspective of 2 different officers as knife wielding man rushes towards them.
The officers immediately back away and take defensive action. The single shot taken by officer Remmers, a seven-year veteran of the department who police say before this has never had to fire his gun.
As one officer tends to the man the other rushes back to cruiser to grab gauze as paramedics are alerted.
The suspect who was shot was identified as 48-year-old Bryant Junious Palmer who lives in the apartment where the incident occurred.
He has been charged with three counts of first-degree assault and related charges.
The officers then try to find out why Palmer initiated his assault. Police said Saturday that Palmer suffered non-life threatening injuries and is expected to survive.
A day after the shooting, Palmer’s family opened to WJZ calling the whole thing out of character.
“He’s never been violent, he just has a mental illness,” said one family member.
“We’re not sure what exactly was the disturbance inside the apartment, our detectives determined that the man was inside the apartment by himself,” said Baltimore County Police spokesman Shawn Vinson.
The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department. The officer involved in the shooting will be on administrative status while the incident is being reviewed.