Update (Friday, Sept. 17): Dionte Sims, 38, of Upper Marlboro, allegedly shot fiancé Dina Taylor then fired at officers responding to the scene. Here's the latest.
A woman was fatally shot in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and a man is in custody after barricading himself in a home, in what police described as a domestic attack.
Officers responded to a shooting and domestic-related incident in the 12400 block of Cecily Court about 2:20 a.m., Prince George’s County police said.
The woman was found in the road suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
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First responders couldn't immediately get to the injured woman because the situation was unsafe, police said.
"Unfortunately, it took some time to stabilize the scene so those first responders could come in," officer Thomas Lester told News4. "Of course they came in, but unfortunately our victim was pronounced deceased this morning."
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Officers noticed an armed man inside the home where someone had called 911, police said.
The man barricaded himself in a home as law enforcement vehicles surrounded the area. Hours later, police said the man was taken into custody without anyone else getting injured, police said. Charges are pending.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The relationship between the man and woman wasn't immediately clear.
The scene was contained as officers tried to deescalate the situation, and there's no ongoing threat to the community, police said.
Residents were asked to stay away from the area. Robert Bowie Drive at Trotter Terrace was closed, police said.
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