17-Year-Old Christopher Brown Dies After Struggle With Off-Duty Maryland Officer

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File photo of a cop car. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a cop car. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a teenager is dead following a struggle with an off-duty officer.

Police say 17-year-old Christopher Brown was chased by the officer, who was at home in the Woodlawn area and went outside after hearing a loud bang. The unidentified officer noticed his front door had been damaged and saw three or four people fleeing the area.

Police say the officer chased Brown for several blocks before finding him hiding in some bushes. The officer then struggled with the teen after pulling him from the bushes and Brown eventually fell unconscious. The officer has been placed on administrative leave and the teen’s body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.

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