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COCKEYSVILLE, Md. - Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in Cockeysville they say involves one of their own.
Police say the incident happened around 10:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Wellingborough Way in Cockeysville.
Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said officers were called for a domestic situation between a 37-year-old man and his 72-year-old stepfather. When they arrived, the incident had escalated into a physical fight and the officer tried to stop it.
Then, Armacost said, the 37-year-old started fighting the officer.
The fight continued from the second floor apartment to the entrance of the apartment building where the officer, fearing for his life, eventually pulled out a gun and shot the man multiple times.
Armacost says EMS personnel took the man to University of Maryland Shock Trauma. There is no word on his condition.
The officer, the stepfather and mother all were transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the fight with the suspect.
Police said a preliminary investigation shows the two older people became involved in a dispute with the suspect over his care and living arrangements, and that the dispute escalated to the point where the suspect began physically assaulting them.
The suspect, whose name is not being released at this time, is not believed to have been armed.
Per county police regulations, the officer will be placed on routine administrative leave during the investigation.