The shooting of a man Monday in Riverdale Park, Maryland, by a police officer responded to reports of a suicidal man who got a gun and the man pointed a gun at the officer, officials said. Stated.
The man’s name was not immediately revealed.
In a statement, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office said officers responded to a call from a “suicidal man who acquired a firearm” at around 3:30 p.m. at a residence at 4700 Oglethorpe Street. said he did. Tuesday. It was not immediately clear who called the police.
According to the Attorney General’s Office, the officers talked to the man on the doorstep for several minutes, and the man “withdrew” inside. The officer followed the man and ordered him to stop, but he did not comply.
According to the Attorney General’s office, the man pointed a gun at the officer in his upstairs bedroom.
A policeman opened fire and hit the man. The police treated him until a doctor arrived and took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Independent Investigation Division l of the Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation. The officer who shot the man was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting. Police body camera footage is usually released within 14 days. The name of the officer and generally the name of the deceased will be released within two days.
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