The Latest: Man dies after officers shoot 3 in car

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017 1:35 PM

GWYNN OAK, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a police shooting in Baltimore County that killed one and wounded two others (all times local):

1:15 p.m.

Baltimore County police say one of three robbery suspects shot by officers has died.

Police say the man has been identified as 20-year-old Rashad Opher.

Police say the shooting happened Tuesday night, when an officer on patrol thought he saw someone running away from a Royal Farms convenience store. A second officer showed up to check on the store, and learned it had just been robbed.

Police say the officers found a car parked a block away, and as they walked toward it, the driver accelerated toward them and the officers fired. All three men inside the car were wounded.

Police say the men are suspected in multiple armed robberies, at least one of them violent. The other two remain hospitalized.

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10 a.m.

Police in Maryland shot three men in a vehicle that officers said began to accelerate toward them as they approached it to investigate a robbery that had just happened.

Baltimore County police say the men were seriously injured late Monday and are being treated at hospitals.

In a written statement Tuesday morning, police said an officer on patrol thought he saw someone suspicious near a convenience store in the western suburbs of Baltimore. Another officer responded to check if people in the store were OK, and was told the store had just been robbed. The officers found a vehicle parked about a block away, and went toward it on foot. Police say the vehicle accelerated toward them, and the officers, "in fear for their lives," fired at it.