Harford Deputy-Involved Shooting: Machete-Wielding Man Charged, Officer Identified

An Edgewood man was shot several times for failing to drop his machete-style weapon, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office identified the deputy who shot an Edgewood man police said was armed with a machete-like knife on Feb. 12, 2014. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
The Harford County Sheriff's Office identified the deputy who shot an Edgewood man police said was armed with a machete-like knife on Feb. 12, 2014. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
The man who approached an officer with his machete-style knife Wednesday has been charged, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office, which on Thursday identified the deputy who shot him.

Brian Matthew Ogle, 26, of the 500 block of Crownwood Court in Edgewood, was charged with attempted first and second-degree assault on a police officer, failure to obey a lawful order, second-degree assault, resisting arrest and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to injure, the sheriff's office reported.

Police said Ogle's girlfriend called 911 after he reportedly threw her down the stairs.

When she locked him out of their residence, Ogle broke into his vehicle to get a machete-style knife and was attempting to force his way into the house when officers arrived, according to the report from the sheriff's office.

Seeing police, Ogle ran toward the woods, the report stated.

"Deputies pursued him on foot to Route 24, where he then turned on the deputy, coming at him with the knife," the Harford County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

Deputy First-Class Bryan Walker, 34, a seven-year member of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, fired his weapon several times, according to the report, which stated Walker feared for his safety.

"Ogle was shot after he advanced on Walker, who repeatedly warned Ogle to put down a machete-style knife," police said.

Ogle was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in stable condition Thursday, the sheriff's office reported.

Walker was placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, according to the report.

Related: Harford Sheriff: Deputy Shot Man with Big Knife in Edgewood
Linda February 14, 2014 at 09:36 AM
I wish the officer that shot my son would have lived. My son didn't even have a weapon.
Mx pro February 14, 2014 at 10:16 AM
I'm sure the officer was a real well trained veteran... Just like the last one that shot and killed a 19 yr old armed with a snowball
skip hall February 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM
seems like the police use deadly force to frequently,if the guy stomped his foot on the ground he would have been shot
Jeff February 14, 2014 at 01:28 PM
People never cease to amaze me. That police officer had to make a split second decision, and you Monday-morning quarterbacks are judging him. What if that was your husband that was the policeman or your daughter was the one he was attacking? Oh wait you still would be complaining about something.
Mx pro February 14, 2014 at 02:18 PM
@jeff, I feel fairly confident that the 2 to 6 sheriffs deputy's that hang around the coffee wrangler at wawa every single night of the week could use a little more training.Most of them are early twenties and act about ten.... Hell one of them left their gun in the bathroom a few years back... Look it up... Problem is they have nothing to do and don't know how to react when something happens
Jeff February 17, 2014 at 08:38 AM
Let me guess, these "young deputies" have nothing better to do but to stand around and do nothing except shot people? I'm sure if this machete wielding man was charging you the only thing that would have been shot would have been your undershorts!
Mx pro February 17, 2014 at 04:15 PM
Jeff,you're obviously from some fantasy land, far, far away.Do you watch the news? Do you read the papers?Police officers steal, beat woman, kill family pets,shoot at minivan full of kids,the list goes on. These aren't random events... This shit happens everyday ... ON CAMERA!!!!!!! Imagine what happens when their isn't a camera!!!You are lying to yourself if you think the police are here for your protection, they're here to gain as much revenue for the state as possible.They have no accountability for their actions and no one to answer to.... Hey Jeff, why do think the police don't want to be filmed doing their job? What could it possible hurt? Wouldn't it protect them and the public from scrutiny over everyone's actions?Its because they don't want their crimes filmed!!!!!The general public might get pissed about a " no knock" raid on the wrong house where an 80 yr old grandfather gets shot in his bed..You want the link to that one Jeff or are you busy waiting on the mother ship to take you fantasy island?!?!
John Wayne February 17, 2014 at 06:18 PM
@Linda: I'm very sorry that your son was shot and killed but he was high on very powerful drugs and ran at the deputy. He made his decision. @Mx pro: I'm very sorry that you think the police are out to get you and can't be trusted. You must not even trust your own family either. As for "gain as much revenue for the state", it must not be working since they haven't had raises in 7 years.
Mx pro February 17, 2014 at 07:59 PM
@JW, my point exactly, they haven't been given a raise because their salary reflects their position as govt workers.They would have you believe that they are in such danger at all times.... Farming, roofing, firefighting are dangerous, writing speeding,parking, pissing in public tickets is hardly dangerous ....As for me, I've never once needed the police and have never had an issue with them.... Actually have several friends that are sheriffs that I see regularly and they tell me how little they have to do!! Sorry guys!!So JW, considering we have a state police, bel air police, harford county sheriff precinct on every corner, I'm pretty sure they do an excellent job with that revenue thing.and Linda I'm REALLY sorry for your son
Jeff February 19, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Mx Pro, the only fantasy world that is being lived in is maybe yours. I don't hide behind a nickname I use my real name to say that if a machete wielding man was charging you, you sorry a$% would go crying to Mommy. Almost all police departments have used dash cams, some have gone as far as wearing mini cameras so that when something does happen people like you don't sit back and say they are incompetent. I'm taking your dis-like for the police as you weren't hired by them.....
Mx pro February 19, 2014 at 03:15 PM
Sorry Jeff, or should I say Marc, your wrong again. I couldn't afford the gas it takes to cut my lawn on a cops salary, so I don't want to be one.You in turn, definately have that cop mentality to never question the actions of a police officer right or wrong.Just because Im skeptical of things makes me hate cops?? Please!!! Two of my good cop friends are coming over this weekend to shoot their cop guns on my cop hating property. I'll show them your comments about pooping my pants and crying to mommy.... They will find this particularly hilarious because both of them together can't handcuff me and I can disarm them too... It's fun, you can come play too Marc....oh I forgot,.. I hate cops
Jeff February 20, 2014 at 09:12 AM
Oh I get it, you live thru your friends, you would rather have the big everything (to compensate for other issues). Its easy to shoot at something that doesn't fight back, let me guess you like to hunt, shooting an unarmed animal. I don't follow the adage of the cops are always right, in fact they do make mistakes and there are many who become police officers because they want the power, but to sit back and criticize them for doing there job is typical of someone who is jealous!


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