Gunman Killed in Possible Shootout With Police

Sunday, Sep 19, 2010  |  Updated 7:23 PM EDT
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NBC Washington - Derrick Ward

Derrick Ward reports on the violent weekend in the District. Eight were people shot in three days, including four Saturday night.

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A domestic disturbance suspect was killed in an apparent shootout with police in Frederick, Md., just before 6 a.m. Sunday.

Police were called to a house in the 200 block of South Market Street three times for domestic disturbances. On the third visit, witnesses told responding officers that a man armed with a rifle had left the scene.

Police searched for the man and found him nearby. Police said the man died at the scene after firing a shot from the rifle and an officer returned fire. They are trying to determine whether he died from police gunfire or a self-inflicted gunshot, the Associated Press reported.

Officer Jonathan Holler, a four-year veteran of the department, fired several rounds, the AP reported. He was not injured.

The woman involved in the disturbance was treated for minor injuries at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

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