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Prince George’s Volunteer Firefighter Shot by Police Officer Dies, Authorities Say

Martin Allen Goodier was armed with a knife when he was shot, Anne Arundel Police say

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  • Anne Arundel County Police say a man with a knife was shot by a police officer Friday night
  • Prince George's County Fire Department says the suspect was a volunteer firefighter
  • Martin Allen Goodier 56, of Bowie, died early Tuesday at a hospital, police said

Authorities in Maryland say a volunteer firefighter has died days after he was shot by a police officer Friday night while allegedly refusing to drop a knife.

Martin Allen Goodier, 56, of Bowie, died early Tuesday at a hospital following a police-involved shooting on Friday. A medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on the former Prince George's County volunteer firefighter.

The incident began when the Anne Arundel County Fire Department rushed to the scene of a possible crash involving a pedestrian about 10 miles west of Annapolis shortly before 9:45 p.m. Friday, Anne Arundel County Police said in a news release.

When the fire department crew arrived, they were confronted by a man who was armed with a knife, police said. Rescuers called police, who say the man wouldn't drop the knife and get on the ground as ordered.

Police say the officer fired a single shot at the suspect.

There were no injuries to those fire or police personnel.

Anne Arundel County is handling the investigation, Prince George's fire officials said. The officer involved is a 20-year-veteran department veteran.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department said Saturday that the unnamed suspect would be charged with seven crimes, including assault and reckless endangerment.

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