CATONSVILLE, Md. — Authorities say a police officer working security at a Maryland grocery store fatally shot a shoplifting suspect as the officer was dragged by a vehicle.
Baltimore County police spokeswoman Officer Jen Peach said the officer was alerted early Tuesday to a man who stole laundry detergent and related items at Giant Food in Catonsville.
Peach says the officer confronted the man in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, shooting him as the officer was dragged 108 feet (33 meters). The man died at the scene. The officer wasn’t injured.
The officer wasn’t wearing a body camera, but Peach says investigators are reviewing surveillance video.
She says the department doesn’t release races of officers or people shot.
Another man in the vehicle complained of pain and was taken to a hospital.