Police have identified the suspect as Seth Jacob Beckman, 19, of the 1000 block of Peppard Drive in Bel Air.According to a release from the Harford County's Sheriff's Office, at about 10:37 p.m. Saturday, police received a report for a disorderly subject and possible destruction of property at the Bynum 7-Eleven at 5 Bynum Rd. Officers were also advised that as the suspect left the store he was alleged to have assaulted a customer.
While en route to the 7-Eleven, police learned the suspect was acting disorderly at the Rock Spring BP, located at 1500 Rock Spring Road, which is across the street from the Bynum 7-11. Police said they also received reports the man was breaking into the Sharon's Saved Ice Snowball Stand in the BP parking lot.
When police arrived, the suspect was inside the snowball stand, and police ordered him to come out, and when he did an altercation ensued between the deputy and the suspect, according to the release. During the encounter, shots were fired at the suspect, and he was seriously wounded.
Police said the shooting occurred at 10:44 p.m. and police provided emergency care to the suspect. Paramedics from the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company treated the suspect at the scene and then transported him to Shock Trauma by helicopter.
According to a release, the suspect was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m. Sunday.
Detectives said they have numerous witnesses to interview, and pending the outcome of those interviews, are not releasing any additional details, or the deputy’s name, at this time. However, the deputy is two-year member of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Northern Precinct. Per agency protocol he has been placed on administrative leave.
Because the shooting happened at a heavily traveled intersection, they are asking that anyone in the area of Route 24 and Red Pump Road—who may have witnessed the incident or has any information—to call Det. Andrew Lane at 410-836-5431.