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Coppin State University Police Shooting Gets Review by Outside Prosecutors


BALTIMORE (AP) - The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man by a Coppin State University police officer in Baltimore will be reviewed by prosecutors in suburban Carroll County.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the case was turned over to Carroll County after city State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby found that her office has a "potential conflict of interest in the case." Mosby's office said one of its employees is related to someone involved in the shooting, without being more specific.

Police said the officer fatally shot 18-year-old Lavar Douglas in December after Douglas started shooting at a moving car. Police also released video of the shooting that shows Douglas firing at the vehicle before he was shot.

Douglas was black. Police have not identified the officer or disclosed his race.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.