Anne Arundel’s officers kill a man in Harwood; AG Office Investigation – Capital Gazette

Multiple Anne Arundel County police officers shot a gunman in Harwood while responding to a domestic violence call early Saturday morning, killing him, according to an agency spokesperson.

Officers were responding at 4100 Block of Sands Road at around 2:15 a.m. after a woman called and said she escaped to a neighbor’s house after her husband tried to strangle her, Cpl. said Chris Anderson on Saturday.

Police heard gunshots when they arrived at the scene and noticed bullet holes in a county police cruiser when they took cover, Anderson said.

The man, whom police have not identified, then came out of the woods with a gun, Anderson said. After officers told the man to drop his gun, the man raised the gun towards a group of officers, who fired at him, Anderson said. The man then raised the gun towards another group of officers who also opened fire, and the man fell to the ground.

Officers attempted to provide assistance until medics from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department arrived. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The Independent Investigations Division of the Attorney General’s Office, which investigates fatal encounters with police in Maryland, is investigating the early morning encounter.

The incident is the second police shooting this year in Anne Arundel County investigated by the Attorney General’s office. Dyonta Quarles Jr., 20, was shot and killed by an Anne Arundel officer in January, and the state’s attorney’s office recently declined to pursue criminal charges in the case.

This story will be updated.