LEONARDTOWN, MD. (WJZ) — Maryland state police have identified the trooper involved in a deadly shooting earlier this month in St. Mary’s County.
Trooper Joseph Azzari remains on routine administrative leave as the investigation continues.READ MORE: There's Been An Uptick Of Depression Among College Students, What's Being Done To Help
State police said he’s been on the force for nearly three years, assigned to road patrol.READ MORE: Baltimore Man Keith Davis Jr. Whose Been Tried For Kevin Jones' Murder 4 Times Gets New Trial
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Investigators said he was armed with a knife and a gun, but they later determined it was an airsoft gun.