Police identify instructor in training accident

Baltimore Police have identified the instructor involved in a training exercise when a trainee being shot in the head.

Police said Thursday that 46-year-old Officer William S. Kern was assigned as an instructor in the education and training section. He was taking part in the training Tuesday at a Baltimore County site when a trainee for the police force at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus was shot and critically injured.

Officials say Kern is an 18-year veteran of the department.

Maryland State Police are conducting an investigation into the accident. Troopers said Thursday that the probe will take weeks.

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