The Maryland State police recently completed its investigation of the police-involved shooting in Taneytown in late December.
The Maryland State Police concluded its investigation into the police-involved shooting of a Taneytown man on Dec. 25 according to a Carroll County Times article. The case has been turned over to the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office for review. On the evening of Dec. 25, the parents of Edward L. Becker, Jr., 26, of Commerce Drive in Taneytown, called 911 to report Becker had been drinking and was acting disorderly. Three Taneytown police officers responded to the scene. Police said Becker failed to respond to police commands to drop the hammer and surrender. He approached to approximately within arm's length of an officer and raised the hammer at which time the officer shot Becker in the upper torso. The officer involved, a four-…
A Taneytown man was shot and killed by a Taneytown police officer Tuesday night.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Kym Byrnes
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A man was shot and killed by a Taneytown police officer Tuesday night after police say the man threatened the officer with a hammer. According to a Maryland State Police news release, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, the parents of Edward L. Becker, Jr., 26, of Commerce Drive in Taneytown called 911 to report Becker had been drinking and was acting disorderly. Police said Becker's father reported Becker was smashing windows out of his truck with a hammer. Three Taneytown Police officers responded to the call and saw Becker walking down the street toward them, according to the news release. The officers exited their vehicles and began shouting commands to Becker to drop the hammer and surrender, police said. The officers, who …