Officers spot burglary, 1 dead in Mt. Airy police-involved shooting

Police-involved shooting reported in Mt. Airy
Police-involved shooting reported in Mt. Airy
Posted at 1:27 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 07:43:36-04

One person is dead and another is in custody after an officer-involved shooting in Frederick County Monday.

Authorities said police tried to stop a van involved in a burglary, but it rammed a police vehicle and a suspect died after being shot at by officers.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said the incident took place on Penn Shop Road/Route 27 in Mt. Airy. Two Howard County officers were involved in the incident as part of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into a series of ongoing burglaries. 

The officers were investigating burglaries in the region when they spotted one in progress and contacted the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office said in a statement that the officers were told to stop the suspect's vehicle.

During that stop, the van rammed a police vehicle and drove toward officers outside their vehicle. The sheriff's office says two officers fired and a male suspect was killed.

Another person, a woman, is in custody. No identities were released and no officers were injured.

The Howard County officers, who are members of a specialized unit focused on repeat offenders have been placed on routine administrative leave. 

Because the incident happened in Frederick County, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office will lead the investigation. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.