In a statement earlier today, Montgomery County Police identified Anand Badgujar as the police officer that shot and killed an unarmed African-American man Monday afternoon in Silver Spring.
Badgujar is a two-year veteran of Montgomery County Police and currently assigned to the patrol division for the 3rd district. He has been placed on paid administrative leave during this investigation, as is standard protocol.
Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said after the shooting that Badgujar had just finished responding to what was possibly a 911 call when he encountered an African-American man, later identified as 41-year-old Robert Lawrence White, in the 9200 block of Three Oaks Drive, and attempted to speak to him. According to Manger, the man then became “combative and a physical altercation occurred.”