BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The man who shot and killed a 14-year Prince George’s County Police veteran Wednesday was a Metro mechanic with three open warrants for second degree assault, investigators say.
According to the investigation into the death of 51-year-old Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin, a neighbor came to him for help after being threatened by her estranged husband, 37-year-old Glenn Tyndell, at her Chadsey Lane home in Brandywine.
When Ramzziddin stepped in, police say, Tyndell shot him with a shotgun.
Ramzziddin died on the scene and Tyndell fled with Ramzziddin’s service weapon, according to authorities. The woman was not injured.
A short time later, Charles County Sheriff’s officers say they observed the suspect’s SUV on Berry Road near Bensville Road and began a pursuit. That pursuit led back into Prince George’s County, where more officers joined.
Tyndell allegedly bailed from his SUV on Indian Head Highway near Old Fort Road and there was an exchange of gunfire. Tyndell was fatally wounded. No other officers were hurt.
Police say they tried serving Tyndell with warrants multiple times but were unsuccessful. They even spoke to him on the phone as recently as last week, they asked him to turn himself in but they say he refused. Officers showed up to the suspect’s job Monday, but he never showed. Tyndell was scheduled to be arrested Wednesday night, as a part of a warrant sweep.
“The police officers, you know, in full force, have been responding to our home,you know, barricading our homes for the last week or so looking for him,” Tyndell’s neighbor, Earline Harris said.
The officers who fatally shot Tyndell have been identified as POFC Luke Allen and POFC Channing Reed. They are on routine administrative leave until the outcome of the investigation.
Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin leaves behind a wife and four children.
In 2006, he received a Silver Medal of Valor Award for his courage engaging an armed suspect. During his 14 years with the PGPD, Corporal Ramzziddin was assigned to District III, District IV, the WAVE Unit and our Gang Unit before his final assignment at the Harbor Unit.
Funeral arrangements for Ramzziddin are set to begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Diyanet Center of America.