Law Forum : New shooting of unarmed black man by Baltimore police

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  1. KMeister

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    This happened today. I'm sorry, but I just can't feel sorry for the deceased.

    Baltimore police open probe into new shooting of unarmed black man

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police have opened an investigation into the killing of an unarmed black man by law enforcement officers outside Baltimore, authorities said on Saturday, two months after the city was rocked by protests over the death of another African-American who was taken into custody.

    The latest incident unfolded in the Baltimore suburb of Owing Mills, where three officers fired at least 19 rounds and killed Spencer Lee McCain, 41, during a domestic disturbance on Thursday. The Baltimore County police's homicide unit is investigating, police said in a statement Saturday.


    Three officers shot McCain, fearing he had a weapon, but no firearms were found. Investigators found 19 shell casings, but the exact number of rounds fired was unknown, police said.

    McCain was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The officers have been placed on administrative leave.

    A woman and two children were also in the home and the woman was injured, the police statement said. McCain was under a protective order barring him from having contact with the woman and the children and from going to the home.

    Police had been called to the address about 17 times since January 2012, police said.