Police: Trooper Kills Knife-Wielding Man at Gas Station

27 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Maryland State trooper fatally shoots man in Frederick area.

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A state trooper fatally shot a man in a confrontation Monday after the stolen sport utility vehicle the man was driving rammed a police cruiser at a gas station, police said. An unidentified state trooper pulled into the store’s parking lot in a marked vehicle and was heading into the store when he noticed a gold Lincoln Navigator with expired tags.The morning commute was winding down and people were still coming and going from the Sheetz convenience store on East Patrick Street in Frederick when something jolted Jake Tinanoff from his sleep. “He ran a check on that tag through the Motor Vehicle Administration and found that the vehicle had been reported stolen in an armed robbery in Baltimore City last night. A large knife was found in the man’s possession after he was shot, and police said witnesses reported that the man took his hand out of his pocket and lunged at the trooper before the trooper opened fire.

Cops believe the dead man deliberately rammed the Frederick police officer’s car in the parking lot of a Sheetz gas station, Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley said, according to the Frederick News-Post. He was basically taking a shower in the sink, and he did have a stack of cash on the counter in the bathroom also,” said Castle. “And he just started flipping through hundred dollar bills.” An alert state trooper had already noticed the Navigator had expired tags. The trooper requested backup and Trooper First Class William Jansen, who is stationed at the agency’s nearby aviation command, was among those who responded, police said.

He then called for back-up and waited for reinforcements before confronting the individual. “As I went into the stall to use the bathroom, he kept talking to me saying it was his birthday yesterday, he’s not from the area, he’d like to go out and party, and I seemed like a cool guy. According to a police press release, both troopers exited on foot and immediately identified themselves as police officers and ordered the man to show his hands and surrender. The SUV hit the police car with such force that it drove the vehicle up over the curb and into the grass, pinning the officer, according to Greg Shipley, a spokesman with the state police. Also found was the driver’s license of a man who Baltimore Police detectives have confirmed was the victim in a non-fatal shooting in Baltimore in July. He said that when he looked outside, “the whole Sheetz lot was crawling with cop cars.” (TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries.

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