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Suspect named in Damascus shooting

Matt Zapotosky

Police in Montgomery County have identified the bank robbery suspect shot and wounded by a police officer Tuesday as 30-year-old Samuel D. Faulk, of Germantown.

Faulk remains in serious but stable condition at an area hospital, authorities said.

Faulk. (Montgomery Police)

He was shot and wounded Tuesday in a Damascus cornfield after he drove his car at an officer at the end of a chase, police have said.

Officers had been pursuing Faulk after he apparently robbed two PNC banks, one in Damascus and one in Germantown, earlier in the morning, police have have said.

Police also identified the officer who shot Faulk as Dennis Roland, an 11-year veteran assigned to the 5th District.

Roland has been placed on routine administrative leave while police investigate the circumstances of the shooting. Reached by phone Wednesday, he declined to comment saying he could not do so before a grand jury had heard the case.

(This post has been updated from the original.)

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  July 7, 2010; 2:18 PM ET
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The article should read Roland was placed on leave. Pretty sure the police don't place suspects on leave.

Posted by: MOCOite | July 7, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

He made the mistake of driving into a cornfield with a Montgomery Police in hot pursuit, because he could've had his hands in the air and on his knees, he was going to get shot just because no witnesses were around to say that he didn't try to run the cop over. Buddy you might as well just pull the plug on yourself, because you have a boat load of time waiting for you when you get beter.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | July 7, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I am very thankful for the brave police officers on the Montgomery County force.

It is too bad that the guy got shot, but the way he fled the robbery he could have killed someone, driving through the Jimmy Cone lot at 100mph could have killed a child.

The police were great and I think the officer that shot the suspect did so because he was doing his job.

I applaud the MoCo police.

Posted by: politicalregister | July 8, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

This guy has also a record on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry.

Posted by: aiamali | July 8, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Well, he is only well known for assaulting women and police officers.
He has current fraud charges pending against him.
All people must beware of him, cos he has a nasty temper and anger issues.

Posted by: Doggie1 | July 14, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

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