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Baltimore Co. police shoot, kill man amid struggle

Thursday - 6/6/2013, 1:01am  ET

WHITE MARSH, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore County police say an officer has shot and killed a suspect who was struggling with another officer.

Police said in a news release Wednesday night that officers were responding to a report of an assault at the Colony Motel on Pulaski Highway at about 5:15 p.m. A woman said a man on a motor scooter was causing a disturbance, and when she asked him to leave, he allegedly drove around her in circles and then attempted to strike her with his scooter.

When officers went to the suspect's apartment a few blocks away, police said, the man struggled with one officer and tried to pull his gun from the holster. Another officer shot the man several times, killing him.

The victim's name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Police said the man had an open failure-to-appear warrant for child support non-compliance.

The officer will be placed on routine administrative leave.

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