By Bob Owens
Curtis Deal, a violent 18-year-old who had been arrested on gun or drug charges three times this month, was released on bail this past Monday, under strict orders from Judge Nicole Taylor that he was to go to school and then home and nowhere else.
The next day about 3 p.m., Deal was fatally shot by a Baltimore police detective after allegedly jumping out of a vehicle being tailed by officers and fleeing through the same neighborhood where he’d been arrested the week before. Police said the detective chasing Deal shot him because he feared for his own life. The officer’s body camera captured Deal pointing his gun at the detective just before the shooting.
Police released body camera footage of the shooting Thursday, identifying Detective David Kincaid Jr. as the officer who fired and struck Deal four times in the abdomen, hip and finger. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said that the shooting was justified and that he was proud of Kincaid for his brave work.
“I expect police officers to chase people who bail out of cars with guns,” Davis said.
Davis also criticized Judge Taylor’s decision not to keep Deal in custody Monday, saying his department …Read the Rest
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