Name of officer who shot robbery suspect is released
Baltimore County police on Tuesday identified the officer who fatally shot a man last week as a 20-year veteran of the department. The department said the officer is Sgt. Bortner of the Pikesville precinct. Bortner has not been involved in any previous shootings, the department said. Police say Bortner shot and killed Oddis Bernard Colvin Jr., 33, on Friday through the windshield of Colvin’s vehicle as Colvin drove toward him. According to police, Colvin and his passenger, Michael E. Stratton, 45, were fleeing from a robbery at the Wells Fargo bank on Reisterstown Road in Pikesville in when they encountered police, who had blocked traffic in the area of Old Court and Falls roads.
Ulman to analyze Towson University partnerships
Towson University has hired former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman to help the university strengthen its relationship with the community and businesses and to consider locations for expansion. University officials announced Tuesday that they had hired Ulman’s economic and development consulting firm, Margrave Strategies, for $90,000 to perform the four-month analysis. Ulman will work as “chief strategist” for Towson. The first steps will include a scan of business and development trends in Towson as well as places to expand.
Police identify victim in Woodlawn homicide
Baltimore County police on Tuesday identified the man killed Monday night in Woodlawn as 21year-old Gary Tyshawn Bowser. Officers found Bowser shot just near the 1000 block of Coleridge Court before 6 p.m. Monday, police said. He was taken to a hospital and died an hour later, police