COCKEYSVILLE, Md. —A knife-wielding man shot by Baltimore County police Saturday night has died, police said, and the man’s daughter is questioning the department’s use of deadly force.
Baltimore County police said a 911 caller reported an assault shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 10100 block of Daventry Drive in Cockeysville, with the caller saying his son was threatening him and his wife with a knife.
Police said officers got to the home and found James Rogers Jr., 49, in the garage, where he refused to drop a knife he was holding after several requests to do so. Detectives said because of that, an officer fired at least one gunshot, striking Rogers. He later died at a hospital.
“Because my father would not listen to the police officers, they shot him not once but a few times. One they missed — it hit the door in my grandparents’ garage. They hit him in the chest and liver,” the victim’s daughter, Katie Rogers, told 11 News.
She said the person who called 911 was her grandfather.