ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Officials say a Glen Burnie man has been charged with the killing of a former federal police officer behind a bar in 2006.

Police charged William McDonald, 31, with first-degree murder and other offenses in the shooting death of Benjamin Howard Curtis, 47, on Aug. 12, 2006.

McDonald is serving a 50-year sentence for an unrelated robbery.

The Capital of Annapolis reports that police say Curtis was sitting in an SUV behind a bar with a woman when a man with a handgun demanded cash. Authorities say Curtis complied, but intervened when the man threatened the woman. There was a struggle and the robber shot Curtis, who died at Shock Trauma.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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