GAMBRILLS, MD. (WUSA) -- According to the Anne Arundel County Police Department, a 911 call was received on Friday, reporting a domestic assault in the 800th block of Frost Valley Lane, Anne Arundel County, Md.
Police say an officer arrived on the scene where he heard a female screaming from within the home.
Anne Arundel County officials say that the uniformed officer entered the home and got into a physical fight with an individual later identified as Gary Petrie.
The officer says he was in fear for his life, and shot a department issued handgun at Petrie.
Officials say Gary Petrie was taken to a nearby Trauma Center where police say he died as a result of his injuries.
Police also say the female from the home was taken to a local medical center with non-life threatening injuries.
Anne Arundel County Police say they are currently investigating the incident.
The officer involved in the shooting is Officer Timothy Peek, a four-year veteran of the department currently assigned to the Patrol Services Bureau.