Baltimore police release camera footage of man in behavior crisis on Christmas Day – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Baltimore police on Tuesday released body-worn camera footage of the shooting of Barron Von Coe, the 59-year-old man who was shot on Christmas Day during a behavior crisis after he claimed to have a bomb and pointed the gun at the answering officer.

Initially, police said Coe opened fire on responders at his home, but Deputy Commissioner Brian Nadeau said Tuesday the pistol recovered from the scene had only one bullet left in the chamber. and lack of firing pin spring, rendering the gun inoperable.

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Officers were called to Coe’s home on the 4100 block of Crawford Avenue in Grove Park Nadeau, who oversees the Department of Public Integrity, said.

Audio from the 911 call includes Coe telling the dispatcher his mother said he was trying to kill her.

Body-worn camera footage shows the responder, Devon Galanos, arriving just after 4:30 p.m. on December 25. Coe answered the front door and said, “You’ll need backup, my mom said I’m trying. try to kill her.”

Galanos tries to talk Coe and asks him out, at which point Coe again asks for backup and says that “there will be a situation.”

Coe, holding a bag, said to the officer, “I have a problem with the US government.”

Galanos asked Coe what was in the bag.

“It’s a terrible situation, that’s why I told you to call back,” he replied.

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After continuing to speak with Coe, Galanos asked the dispatcher if there were any Crisis Intervention Team certified officers working in the Northwest District. Nadeau said on Tuesday, none of the officers in that training responded before the shooting, and that members of the Crisis Response Team were also not informed of the incident.

Coe let her sister out of the house and helped her mother to the sidewalk.

According to the video, the backup arrived around 4:42 p.m., and about 10 minutes later, Coe announced, β€œI have a weapon. I have ammunition. I have a knife. And I have an explosive.”

β€œHe had a gun while he was soaking, we saw it,” Galanos said, referring to the waistband of Coe’s pants.

Officers instructed him several times not to reach for a gun. They then shouted at him to put down their weapons. Around 4:55 p.m., gunfire erupted.

After the shot, footage shows Coe on the ground raising his weapon again, prompting the officers to open fire.

Investigators recovered a box containing wires, tubes and a power source, but they determined it was inert and free of explosives.

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Coe was charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and other counts. Baltimore police release camera footage of man in behavior crisis on Christmas Day – CBS Baltimore

Dustin Huang

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