Man Dies Over A Month After Officer Involved Shooting In White Marsh


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WHITE MARSH - A man who was shot by Baltimore County police more than a month in White Marsh ago died from his injuries on Friday, according to the Maryland Attorney General’s office.

The incident remains under investigation by Maryland’s Independent Investigations Division. The identity of the man who was shot has not been released.

Detective Trenary, a 16-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, has been identified as the officer involved in the shooting. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

According to police, just before 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department’s Criminal Apprehension Support Team were surveilling a Kia SUV with two passengers in the 10700-block of Pulaski Highway in White Marsh. Police say they followed the car because the driver had multiple outstanding warrants.

The detectives performed a “vehicle block” to stop the SUV from fleeing and exited their police vehicle to apprehend the suspect. The suspect swerved to escape from the vehicle block, striking an unmarked police vehicle in the process.

Officials said that Detective J. Trenary discharged his firearm an undisclosed number of times, striking the driver of the Kia SUV. The SUV continued driving through the parking lot before crashing into an unrelated civilian vehicle.

Baltimore County Police Department policy forbids officers from shooting at a moving vehicle, except “when the occupants of another moving vehicle are using or attempting to use deadly force against an officer, and the safety of innocent persons would not be jeopardized.”

The exact circumstances of the shooting may be challenging to determine. According to the Attorney General’s Office, Detectives within the Baltimore County Police Department’s Criminal Apprehension Support Team do not wear body-worn cameras, and the police vehicles involved in the incident were not equipped with dashboard cameras.

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