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Suspect Fatally Shot by Police in Anne Arundel County

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A man was shot and killed by police in Crofton, Maryland, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers went to the 900 block of Danville Court for a domestic call about 4 a.m. Sunday, police said. A woman claimed her adult son was assaulting her and not letting her leave the house.

Police were on the phone with the woman when they arrived, and she told them to break in to the home.

Officers entered a third-floor bedroom where the woman and her son were and ordered the man get on the ground, police said. He complied, but as officers tried to arrest him, he fought them, seriously injuring one officer, police said.

Police used a Taser, which was ineffective.

The injured officer then shot the suspect, who died at the scene, police said.

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The injured officer is in serious condition at an area trauma center, according to police.

“Any time there is a loss of life, obviously we all feel it. I ask that we keep this family lifted in prayer, in addition to our injured officer. These are certainly tough calls," police Chief Amal Awad said.

Officers were dispatched to the same address six hours earlier for a complaint a man was smoking drugs and could be aggressive with police. It’s unclear how that call was handled.

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office will investigate.

Investigators have 48 hours to release the names of the officers involved and the man killed, and the department has two weeks to release any bodycam footage.

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