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Officer responding to call strikes, kills 71-year-old man

August 6, 2018

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say an officer responding to a call struck and killed a 71-year-old pedestrian.

Citing a Baltimore County police release, news outlets report Robert Louis Mayo was struck by a police vehicle late Saturday night and thrown into a traffic lane where he was struck a second time by a civilian vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a preliminary investigation, the officer was in “emergency status,” responding to a report of a home invasion. Police say Mayo was not in a crosswalk on the road when he was struck.

The officer was hospitalized with minor image. Police have reviewed body camera video, but don’t plan to release it publicly owing to its “graphic nature.”

The officer’s name will be released at a later date.

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