Officer-involved shooting

March 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Potomac Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer

A member of the Montgomery County Police tactical unit fatally shot a Potomac man early Thursday morning while in the act of serving the 21-year-old with a warrant. Members of the MCPD’s Special Operations Division – Tactical Unit were in the process of serving what they called a “high-risk warrant” related to firearms offenses at […]

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October 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Outside Review Says July Shooting Was Justified, Police Say

An outside review of a police-involved shooting in July has determined that the officer’s actions were justified, the Montgomery County police said Wednesday. In the incident, Officer Edward Cochran shot Juan Carlos Natera-Perez. Update: Man Dies from Injuries in Fairland Shooting Under an agreement between the two counties, the Howard County State’s Attorney investigates officer-involved […]

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July 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

No Charges Against Officer in Silver Spring Shooting

No charges will be placed against Officer Anand Badgujar, who shot and killed Robert White on June 11, according to a statement from the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office. Based on a review of evidence and a review of the law, the Howard prosecutor determined that Badgujar’s actions were justified under the circumstances, a Montgomery […]

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July 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Takoma Park Police Identify Officer in Shooting

Update, July 30: Takoma Park police have identified the officer involved in a Wednesday shooting as Sgt. Charles Hoetzel, a 10-year veteran. Police said he has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, following the department’s protocol. He is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division and works in the Special Assignment Section. Update, […]

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June 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Officer Tried to Use Pepper Spray Before Shooting Man

The man shot by a Montgomery County police officer was combative and the officer tried to use pepper spray on the man before opening fire, according to a police statement released Tuesday. The officer, two-year veteran Anand Badgujar, shot and killed the man, whom police identified as Robert Lawrence White, 41, of the 300 block […]

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December 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Howard County State’s Attorney To Review Shooting Involving Montgomery Officer

The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office now will review the shooting of a man by a Montgomery County police officer, said a police statement released Tuesday. Based on an existing agreement between Montgomery and Howard counties, the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office will determine if the Montgomery officer acted within the law or if this […]

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November 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Investigation into Police Shooting Continues

The investigation continues into the officer who shot a man in an SUV 10 days ago in Wheaton, Montgomery County police said in a statement released Wednesday. The officer, Officer Todd Archer, remains on administrative leave during the investigation, as is department protocol, police said. In the incident, police heard from a caller about 8:20 […]

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November 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Police Say Officer Shot SUV Driver

Detectives with the Major Crimes Division are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday night at the Stoneymill Square shopping center in the 12200 block of Veirs Mill Road, at the corner of Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road, a Montgomery County police statement said. About 8:20 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center  received a call […]

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