BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby will not prosecute the fatal shooting involving a Coppin State University police officer because of a potential conflict of interest.
Mosby announced Thursday that she will refer the case to the Office of the State’s Attorney for Carroll County.
A Coppin State University police officer just happened to be driving down the street when he found himself in the middle of a shootout.
The officer was in a white car, traveling down Warwick Avenue. He turned right on Windsor Avenue, but couldn’t go anywhere because the car in front of him had stopped.
A teenager ran out of that car and opened fire on a moving car. That driver kept going. The Coppin officer then shot and killed the teen.
Mosby released the following statement:
“I must extend my sincere appreciation to Carroll County State’s Attorney Brian Deleonardo for his gracious assistance in the adjudication of this unfortunate incident. I have total confidence that State’s Attorney Deleonardo will thoroughly investigate the incident and pursue justice for the citizens of Baltimore City. Therefore, I must also thank the citizens of Carroll County for their cooperation and generosity.”