DOMESTIC ASSAULT LEADS TO STABBING AND OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

On December 20, 2010, at approximately 11:07 a.m., Ocean City Police received a 911 call for a domestic dispute on 82nd Street.  The caller stated to police dispatchers that there was a protective order against the suspect, who was currently at the residence with a knife.

Ocean City Police arrived on scene and witnessed the suspect assault the victim with a knife.  Ocean City Police gave verbal orders for the suspect to drop the knife.  The suspect refused to drop the weapon at which time he was shot by an Ocean City Police officer. 

The suspect and the victim are currently being treated for their injuries, however their condition is unknown.  In addition, no Ocean City Police officers were injured during the incident. 

The names of the individuals involved, including the suspect, the victim and the Ocean City Police officer, are not being released at this time. The remainder of the investigation will be conducted by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and assisted by the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation.