BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the officer and suspect involved in Tuesday’s fatal officer-involved shooting outside a Giant grocery store.

Police say the off-duty officer moonlighting as a security guard at the store opened fire on 35-year-old Christopher Evin Clapp, who was accused of stealing.

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The officer involved has been identified as officer first class McCain, who is a 16-1/2 year veteran of the force. Police say he was involved in another shooting back in 2006, but it was not a fatal shooting.

McCain has been placed on desk duty after fatally shooting Clapp after he was dragged more than 100 feet across the parking lot of the Route 40 grocery store by the car Clapp was driving.

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  1. Tammy Chaney says:

    I cannot believe laundry detergent and a few items would warrant such a drastic response. This young man was an awesome young man if you knew him. He was down on his luck, otherwise he would have never done it. He certainly didn’t deserve to have his life taken. I hope this police officer gets charged because this is just wrong. The officer choose to put his life in danger by holding onto the car, over groceries and they had the video, licenses plate and the car information. My son and Chris were friends here in North Carolina, I just wish I could talk to the young man in the car with him. I want Chris’s mother to know that I am praying for her and the family. My deepest sympathy and condolences. Chris may you rest in peace, I will always remember your smile and laughter. This is such a tragedy that I cannot comprehend.