Name of of­fi­cer who shot rob­bery sus­pect is re­leased

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND WORLD -

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

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