Woman shot by Baltimore County police officer identified

Baltimore County police identified a 40-year old woman who was charged after brandishing what an officer believed to be a gun before he shot her multiple times in Pikesville early Saturday.

Stephanie Kamlot threatened an officer with a metallic replica of a large-caliber semi-automatic handgun after he ordered her to drop it several times, causing him to shoot Kamlot, according to a police statement.

Kamlot was shot in the upper body and taken to a city hospital for treatment, police said. She will be taken to the Baltimore City Detention Center upon release. Bail was set at $500,000.

Detectives have requested that she undergo an emergency mental health evaluation.

Kamlot, whose address is unknown, is charged with first-degree assault and obstruction of justice.

Online court records show Kamlot was found guilty in March of second-degree assault and her sentencing in that case was scheduled for Monday.

The officer who shot Kamlot, identified as Officer Small, is an eight-year veteran assigned to the Patrol Division at the Pikesville Precinct, police said.

Baltimore County does not provide officers' first names, according to a police union agreement, but a Baltimore Sun salary database shows Zachary Small was hired by the department in 2004.

Police were called to the home in the 3100 block of Northbrook Road for a suspicious person. Small saw Kamlot throw a large rock at the house, breaking a window, before she pointed the fake gun at him, police said.

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