BALTIMORE — Baltimore police have identified a man who had been fatally shot by an officer during a foot chase.

Police department spokesman T.J. Smith tells The Baltimore Sun 33-year-old Billy L. Rucker died from gunshot wounds early Monday morning.

He says police were chasing Rucker on foot following a failed vehicle stop when Rucker turned and fired a semi-automatic handgun at an officer. The gun was unloaded when the shot was fired. Smith says said the unidentified officer, a six-year veteran of the department, fired multiple rounds at Rucker, but doesn’t know how many times Rucker was hit.

Smith says a woman who had been in the car that failed to stop was arrested that night but has not been charged with anything.

This is the department’s second shooting this year.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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