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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.
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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.