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Man shot dead by Anne Arundel police after chasing female family member, juvenile out of house at knifepoint

After shooting the suspect and searching the home, police found a missing elderly woman dead inside, Lt. Jacklyn Davis said during a Sunday news conference.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — A disturbing sequence of events led to an officer-involved shooting Sunday in Anne Arundel, police have since announced. 

The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Braden Loop in Glen Burnie, where police responded to a call from a woman who said her male family member had chased her and a juvenile out of the home at knifepoint, Anne Arundel Police Lt. Jacklyn Davis detailed during a Sunday news conference

The woman also said that she had seen blood in the home and that an elderly, female occupant of the home was nowhere to be found, despite her car still parked in the driveway, Lt. Davis recounted. 

Once officers responded to the scene where they knocked and announced their presence multiple times, according to Lt. Davis, they then forced their way into the home.

Inside, police found the subject still armed. He then raised his weapon toward the officers. They proceeded to tell the subject to drop his weapon multiple times and went on to use an impact munition and a taser on him, however, those actions had “little to no effect,” Lt. Davis said. 

One officer then fired his weapon, which left the subject dead on the scene, she continued.

Officers then went on to search the home, where they located the missing, elderly woman dead inside with trauma to the upper body, Lt. Davis said. 

Chief Amal Awad expressed her condolences to the family at the Sunday news conference.

“Death is never acceptable during any time of the year, but it’s particularly more disturbing during the holidays. We have a family who’s impacted, officers who were impacted. Our hearts go out to this family, they are in our thoughts and prayers,” she said.

Lt. Davis stated that the investigation is ongoing. No information about the officers involved, the victim, witnesses, or decedents was released. 

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