Sheriff’s deputy fatally shoots man who caused two crashes and attacked him

Man drove, behaved ‘erratically’; caused two car crashes, police say

A Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a motorist in Gaithersburg on Saturday morning after the man caused two car crashes and attacked the deputy with a large piece of wood, Sheriff Darren M. Popkin said.

The dead man was identified by authorities Sunday as Kevin Costlow, 52, who lived in the Montgomery town of Laytonsville, close to where the incident occurred. The deputy’s name has not been made public by county police, who are investigating the shooting.

Beginning about 8 a.m., Costlow had been driving erratically in a Volkswagen sedan heading out of Laytonsville, according to Popkin and Sgt. Rebecca Innocenti, a county police spokeswoman. Continue Reading

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