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.

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State police said he’s been on the force for nearly three years, assigned to road patrol.

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You may remember he shot and killed 16-year-old Payton Ham outside a home on Hollywood Road.

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Investigators said he was armed with a knife and a gun, but they later determined it was an airsoft gun.

CBS Baltimore Staff