Montgomery Count y police officer shoots and kill man
Updated: Oct 9, 2020
Police officer who shot a knife-wielding man when he ran toward him in White Oak will not face criminal charges.
Prosecutors said that while the incident that took Finan Berhe’s life was tragic, Sgt. David Cohen’s actions “were lawful” and they “will not be pursuing any action against him.”
Around 2:15 p.m., the police said the man threw a rock in a neighbor’s window and told the neighbor to call the police. The neighbor told police that the man was holding a “large butcher knife,” Jones said.
The officer involved in the shooting is identified as Sergeant David Cohen, an approximately 17- year veteran of the Department.
The decedent has previously been identified as 30-year-old Finan H. Berhe of the 1500 block of Hadden Manor Court in the White Oak area of Silver Spring.