A retired D.C. police officer shot and killed a man during an apparent attempted home invasion in Calvert County, Md., Sunday night, and detectives arrested a woman they found at the deceased's residence in Lusby.
The incident began shortly before 10:30 p.m., when the former officer heard several loud bangs on his front door in the 3600 block of Harlequin Court in Huntingtown, according to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. He grabbed a handgun and answered the door, finding two people there.
One brandished a weapon and both made aggressive movements toward the homeowner, who fired shots at them in fear of his life.
"I heard all the shots," a 10-year-old neighbor told News4's Jim Rosenfield. A bullet lodged in her family's home's siding, just below her bedroom window. "...At least eight [shots]."
Neighbor Stephen Rhodes snapped a photo of police on the scene, showing officers with the injured suspect lying on the grass near the homeowner's driveway.
"One of the police officers was actually talking to him, asking him, you know, 'Do you know where you are?' You know, that kind of thing," Rhoads said. "And then, instantly, he died."
Investigators identified the deceased as 38-year-old Kevin Wayne Chapman. They found the vehicle believed to have been used in the incident at Chapman's residence and found 39-year-old April Lynn Stewart inside the home, according to the sheriff’s office.
Chapman knew the retired police officer's home because he had worked for a service company that had worked at the home, according to the sheriff's office. He and Stewart allegedly went to the home with the intent to rob it.
Stewart was charged with armed robbery.
"Why would they pick his house?" Rhoads said of the homeowner. "He's a nice guy."
Anyone with information about the cast should call authorities at 410-535-1600, ext. 2596.