Gunman Killed in Possible Shootout With Police

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    Derrick Ward reports on the violent weekend in the District. Eight were people shot in three days, including four Saturday night. (Published Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010)

    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.