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Anne Arundel County Police shot an armed suspect in Davidsonville

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Posted at 11:21 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 11:58:59-04

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. — Anne Arundel Police are investigating a police involved shooting in Davidsonville Friday evening.

Police say officers responded to a possible pedestrian involved crash on Route 50 Eastbound near MD-424.

Crews from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department were the first on the scene. There, firefighters were immediately confronted and threatened by an armed man. Police said Fire Personnel called for police to rush their response.

Moments later, an officer arrived and confronted the armed suspect before he injured any of the on-scene fire personnel. The suspect, who had a knife, failed to comply with the officer's orders to drop the weapon and get on the ground.

According to authorities, the officer fired one round striking the suspect. The suspect was taken to an area hospital, where he will remain under police guard until he is released. There were no injuries to fire or police personnel.

There is an active warrant charging the suspect with seven counts of each of the following: first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Upon release, he will be taken to a station, processed and served his charges. At that point, his name will also be released.

Police said the officer involved was Cpl. R Heller. Heller is a 20-year-veteran of the department assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.

Investigators said, after interviewing numerous witnesses, they discovered that the suspect was walking/standing in the travel lanes of Route 50. According to witnesses, the suspect planed an attempt to get struck.

Witnesses on scene told police they believed the suspect was struck by an on-scene vehicle prior to fire personnel arriving.

On June 3, Anne Arundel County Police said the man, 56-year-old Martin Allen Goodier, of Bowie, died of his injuries.

Police ask anyone with any information to call the Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.