“Baltimore City police said a man was killed in a police-involved shooting in North Baltimore.
Officers were called to a family disturbance at a home in the 1400 block of Weldon Circle North in Medfield at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“About 20 police cars pulled up. They had guns pulled, and they ran into the house,” said neighbor Roxanne Crowe.
Detectives said an officer found a man inside the home, and a struggle ensued, so the officer called for backup. A second officer arrived and saw the struggle, as well as what police described as a knife-like object in the vicinity of the man.
Police said the second officer shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. On Wednesday, police identified the man as 40-year-old Johnathan Blankenship.”
“There was what we believe a knife-like object in the vicinity. The officer who was being attacked did summon the other officer to assist him. That other officer fired at least one round to the suspect.” – Baltimore police propagandist.
A “knife-like object in the vicinity” and you shoot and kill the man?