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.