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Man dead after calling cops on himself in Thurmont

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Posted at 8:12 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 07:41:16-04

THURMONT, Md. — Maryland State Police, Thurmont Police, and Frederick County's Sheriff's officers responded to a break-in incident in Thurmont that led to the death of an armed suspect.

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According to the Frederick County Sheriff's office, they received an initial call of a man breaking into a home using the back window. The caller gave authorities a description of the man and ended the call. Officers went to the scene to investigate when they were notified that the man, who was later identified as 26-year-old Abraham Arellano, had a gun and implied suicide by cop.

They also learned that an officer with the Thurmont Police Department helped a woman who lived in the home a few hours before with filing a protective order against Arellano. This led officers to believe there was a woman and children inside of the home.

Officers at the scene say they observed Arellano coming from the backyard of the home and gave verbal commands to him while he walked down the driveway and made his way towards the house holding a handgun. Officers asked him to put his gun down, but he refused and continued to walk towards the home.

In response, a deputy with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office discharged his patrol rifle one time and shot Arellano.

First aid was provided for him and EMS was called to the home, but moments later, officials pronounced him dead at the scene.

Investigators were able determine that Arellano was the initial caller reporting a male fitting his description breaking into the residence with a gun. They also found out that Arellano had recently moved from the home due to ongoing domestic issues.

Officials later confirmed that no one was inside of the home during the incident.