An officer with the Baltimore County (MD) Police Department fatally shot a man who reportedly attempted to drag the officer from his fleeing SUV.  

Baltimore County police Corporal Shawn Vinson said that the man—identified as 28-year-old Derrick Alexander Sellman—was driving erratically in a shopping mall parking lot, according to WBAL-TV.

The officer motioned for Sellman to stop, which he did. Soon after, however, Sellman attempted to accelerate away, putting the officer at risk of being dragged by the vehicle, Vinson said.

The officer then fired his service weapon—killing Sellman.


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