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Thursday, June 22, 2017

OC: Cop Nearly Shoots Suspect For Charging Him With Knife

OCEAN CITY — A Baltimore man was arrested on first-degree assault after allegedly pulling a switchblade on an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer and continuing to come toward him to the point the officer had to threaten to shoot him.

Around 12:30 p.m. last Saturday, an OCPD officer was working in a covert capacity around 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue searching with other officers for a robbery suspect. The OCPD officers observed a group of about eight males standing on the sidewalk on 3rd Street outside City Hall. As the officers approached, the group of about eight males abruptly split in several directions and began to run away from the area. According to police reports, the officers observed frightened expressions on the faces of at least two of the males.

The OCPD officer exited the unmarked patrol vehicle and began to approach the bushes on the south side of City Hall to see if any of the suspects who had fled were hiding there. As the officer stepped out of the street and onto the sidewalk, he noticed a male suspect, later identified as Jordan Kuzma, 19, of Baltimore, lurking on the sidewalk about 20 feet away from the officer.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This officer needs to be fired. He endangered the public, if this clown had stabbed and killed the officer, he could have then gone on and stabbed others! At the very least he needs to be retrained.

Anonymous said...

Wait can this be true? A cop who has self reserve NOT to shoot someone???? I don't believe it one bit...

cracktherack said...

What in the hell does your comment even mean 938 ?

Anonymous said...

Sorry about that 1020am, I walked away from my computer and Pops got ahold of it. Today (Thurs) is his day out of the looney...Retirement Center and they warned me to keep an eye on him!!

(snicker snicker)

Anonymous said...

More "family" oriented fun in O.C.!!

Anonymous said...

As a retired cop we were taught to never draw your gun unless you are going to use it! Shoot the perp, and keep firing till the threat is neutralized!
This cop needs to be retrained.
I retired in 2012.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the preps were standing in LINE in front of City FAIL for Monday morning's line up for performer spaces on the boardwalk.
Natural instinct was to run and protect one's self from law enforcement.

Then again back to reality - thankfully 1 day from TGIF!