Police ID man killed by officer, don't reveal officer's name

AP News
Posted: Dec 16, 2016 2:51 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man fatally shot by a Coppin State University police officer after firing at a car near the campus has been identified as 18-year-old Lavar Douglas.

Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith identified Douglas at a news conference Friday after authorities released surveillance videos showing the moments before Douglas was killed on Tuesday.

Douglas can be seen jumping out of a car that was being followed by the officer's unmarked car, firing at a third vehicle behind them, and then running back toward his car.

The part of the video showing the officer shooting Douglas, a black man, is blacked out.

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Coppin State Police Chief Leonard Hamm wouldn't provide the officer's name or race, citing the investigation. He said the officer is on administrative duty and hasn't made a statement.