- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore County police have identified an officer who shot and wounded a man in a drug arrest of another person.

Police on Saturday said Officer Olszewski (ole-SHEFF’-skee) has been placed on administrative status while the incident remains under review. The department’s contract with the police union allows identification of officers only by last name.

Police say Olszewski is a seven-year veteran assigned to the Essex precinct who has not been involved in any previous shootings.

A vehicle passenger who was shot in the incident early Thursday morning is expected to survive. Police say Olszewski fired after the passenger reached for his waistband and that a gun was found in the car.

The car’s driver faces drug and gun charges.



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