MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says two deputies fatally shot a robbery suspect in Mount Airy after he pointed a shotgun at them.

Cpl. Jennifer Bailey says 19-year-old Daniel Vail was pronounced dead early Thursday morning in a bedroom of a Westwind Drive apartment.

She says Vail’s mother was found in another bedroom. She was interviewed by investigators and released.

Bailey says Vail was a suspect in a home-invasion robbery in Howard County. Howard County authorities had asked Frederick County to serve a warrant at the Mount Airy address.

Bailey says both officers are on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. They are Deputy First Class Charles Zang, a 15-year veteran, and Deputy First Class Kevin Riffle. Riffle has been with the agency for seven years.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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