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Anne Arundel County police fatally shoot knife-wielding man

Woman found dead in home after officer-involved shooting
Posted at 4:59 PM, Nov 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-28 23:19:14-05

GLEN BURNIE, Md (WMAR) — An elderly woman was found dead in a Glen Burnie home, after an officer-involved shooting this afternoon.

Anne Arundel County police said the man refused to put his knife down, even after being tased.

Police said they got a call from a woman at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. She said a male family member chased her and a juvenile out of the house at knife point, and she was worried for the safety of an elderly woman who lives there.

“The female also advised that when she was in the house, she noticed blood,” said Lt. Jacklyn Davis, the Anne Arundel County Police spokeswoman.

When officers arrived at the home on Braden Loop in Red Oak Crossing, no one answered the door so they forced entry and found the man still armed.

A neighbors doorbell camera captured the amount of times during the 45-second encounter that police tried to use non-lethal force to get the man to surrender.

Officers shot bean bags at him, but they had no effect.

They tased him and police said still nothing changed.

When the man raised his weapon towards police, an officer shot and killed him.

Then officers searched the home for the elderly woman.

“In a closet, mud room type room, officers did unfortunately discover the deceased body of that missing female suffering from apparent trauma,” said Davis.

Police closed down the area as dozens of officers responded to the neighborhood.

“Obviously this is a very traumatic scene for everyone involved. It’s horrible it’s occurred over the holidays. Death is never acceptable during any time of the year but it’s particularly more disturbing during the holidays. We have a family who’s impacted, officers who are impacted. Our hearts go out to this family,” said Chief Amal Awad.

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office is handling the investigation.