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Baltimore-Area Street Looks Like a Warzone in Clip from Cop's Body Camera

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Police body camera footage captured at an incident in Baltimore County, Maryland, this month shows a snippet of what unexpected violence our men and women in blue face day after day.

The Official Baltimore County Police & Fire YouTube channel included audio recordings of neighbors’ 911 calls regarding an active shooter incident.

“We just had a house blow up. And the house next to it is on fire,” one caller said.

“It jarred me out of bed. Somebody banging in somebody’s front door, and then I just heard three gunshots,” said another.

When officers arrived at the chaotic scene in Woodlawn on May 8, one building was already engulfed in flames and the suspect stood outside, armed with his handgun and ready to fire.

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Bodycam footage showed one officer arrive at the scene, exit his vehicle and immediately come under fire.

The officer took cover behind nearby vehicles and returned fire as other officers arrived on the scene.

Another officer’s bodycam footage recounted the incident as he located the suspect beside a red vehicle and opened fire until the man fell.

Officers dragged the shooter from the area beside the vehicle and apprehended him.

WARNING: The following video contains images that some viewers may find disturbing.



Baltimore County Police & Fire’s video reported that three of the suspect’s victims died from their wounds.

A fourth person was shot and survived.

Police said the 56-year-old suspect, Everton Brown, set his own townhome on fire before indiscriminately shooting at neighbors who came to investigate the incident, according to The Baltimore Sun.

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Justin Fenton, a criminal justice reporter at The Sun, recaptured the incident on Twitter as well, attaching screenshots from police bodycam footage.

In another tweet, Fenton added that police recovered a gun, a knife and homemade explosives at the scene.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of what our brave law enforcement officers potentially face on the job each day.

Without the courage these officers exercised in confronting this horrifying situation, we can only speculate what might have transpired.

This was a life-or-death situation and the officers went in knowing they might not return.

Our society owes its order and safety to the existence of such heroes.

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Taylor Penley is a government relations intern and student studying English, rhetoric and global studies. She plans to graduate in May 2021 and begin a master of arts program in political science this fall.
Taylor Penley is a government relations intern and student studying English, rhetoric and global studies. She plans to graduate in May 2021 and begin a master of arts program in political science this fall.




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