Police: Md. trooper stabbed, fatally shoots man in struggle

The trooper was taken to a shock trauma center after the shooting

Associated Press

WESTMINSTER, Md. — Maryland State Police say a trooper shot and killed a man who stabbed the trooper during a struggle.

The trooper was taken to a shock trauma center after the shooting Monday in Westminster, about 36 miles northwest of Baltimore, police said. His injuries aren't thought to be life threatening, police spokesman Greg Shipley said.

The 34-year-old man suspected of stabbing the trooper was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The trooper encountered the suspect around 8 a.m. after responding to two reports of slashed car tires. One of the callers said the suspect was armed with a knife, police said. The suspect stabbed the trooper in the side of his body during a struggle, before the trooper shot him, according to police. A knife was recovered from the scene, police said.

Police are reviewing video from nearby buildings, he said. The trooper did not have a body-worn camera and Shipley said he didn't know if the trooper had a dashboard camera.

The trooper is a six-year State Police veteran. The deceased suspect is from Carroll County, where the shooting occurred.

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