MoCo officer who shot man is identified
Montgomery County police have released the name of an officer who shot and wounded a man in the leg during a traffic stop early Wednesday.
Officials said Dana Dabbondanza, a four-year police veteran, was off-duty at the time, but she responded to assist a Maryland-National Capital Park Police officer with a traffic stop about 1:30 a.m. The park police officer had pulled over a Toyota Corolla for an alleged traffic violation.
Dabbondanza fired her service weapon multiple times after a passenger left the vehicle, and reportedly reached for his waistband. Police said Dabbondanza gave the man commands before she fired, striking him in the leg. The man was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.
Authorities said they later recovered packages of marijuana in the man's waistband.
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