Spencer Lee McCain – The latest unarmed man killed by Baltimore police on Thursday about 1am at the home in Owings Mills while a woman who said he threatened to beat her and her two young children were there.
Officers Wilkes, Besaw, and Stargel initially were called to a home after a report of a domestic disturbance taking place inside. After hearing sounds of a fight within the building, they forced their way in to the residence. Once inside, they encountered 41-year-old Spencer Lee McCain, who according to them took a “defensive stance.” The three officers responded with at least 19 gun shots killing McCain. Although they claim they believed he had a weapon, no weapon was ever found.
Baltimore County police shot and killed an unarmed man. Spencer Lee McCain, 41, died in hospital this morning http://t.co/OExeYmDozs
— Ian Duncan (@iduncan) June 25, 2015
Today, the Baltimore Police Department made public the names of the three police officers. According to FoxBaltimore.com, Wilkes, a six year veteran of Baltimore County PD, Officer Besaw, an eight year veteran of Baltimore County PD, and Officer Stargel, a five year veteran of Baltimore County PD, were all placed on administrative leave, pending an “investigation.”
Obviously, after the in custody murder of Freddie Gray by other members of the Baltimore Police Department and the resulting riots, Baltimore tends to be on edge about that city’s police and their history of violence against its residents. This is not likely to make things better.
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H/T – Baltimore Sun,