The man police say dragged a Baltimore Police Department officer several blocks while trying to avoid a traffic stop has died as a result of officer-inflicted gunshot wounds.
Shawn Dewayne Dean, 40, of Baltimore succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a Baltimore area hospital Wednesday night, Baltimore Police said.
Shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, an officer tried to stop a car for a traffic violation in northeast Baltimore. Dean was behind the wheel and allegedly tried to flee the scene, dragging the officer for “several blocks,” a police spokesman said.
The officer fired his weapon, striking Dean. The officer was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and has since been released.
ABC2 News crews on the scene reported seeing a gray four-door car with what appeared to be multiple gun shots in the front passenger door.
*Due to incorrect information provided by the police department, a previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the first name of the deceased. The story has been updated to reflect the correct information.
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