Police: Officer-involved shooting still under investigation

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore said Friday the shooting of a man by two officers earlier this week while he was having a behavioral health crisis remains under investigation.

The officers shot the unidentified 33-year-old man multiple times Wednesday in the basement of a home after “he pulled out a handgun and pointed it in the direction of one of the officers,” the police department said in a statement. Police said officers had tried to de-escalate the situation, but he pulled the gun while officers were speaking to him.

Police said the person who called 911 about the crisis told the dispatcher the man “had previously been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.” The department said the officers immediately gave first aid to the man, who is in critical but stable condition at a hospital.

The officers were idenfitied Wednesday as Eduardo Ortiz-Delvalle and Avery Torand. Ortiz-Delvalle has been with the department since 2017 and Torand since 2019.

Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said after the shooting that officers found a second gun when they searched the man.

Footage from the cameras worn by officers has not been released. The department said its homicide unit and special investigation response team are looking into the shooting.