BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Authorities have identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Mount Airy on Monday, along the woman charged for her role in the burglary police say preceded the shooting.
One day after 26-year-old Cody Ethan Mitchell was shot and killed by police in Frederick County, the man’s fiance – and alleged accomplice – is facing charges.
Police say they were investigating a string of burglaries across multiple counties, when they ran across one in progress.
Police say 28-year-old Shyann Outen is the other half of a burglarizing duo.
She and Mitcfhell were in a van pulled over by police Monday, suspected of burglarizing a home in a quiet Mount Airy neighborhood.
“Not much worries here, kind of unusual for anything to go on,” said one neighbor.
But police say that’s when things turned deadly.
The suspects rammed their van into a police car, then charged at three other officers.
“That same vehicle drove toward three Howard County officers that had exited their vehicles,” said Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Major Tim Clarke.
Two officers fired, killing Mitchell, listed on Facebook as Outen’s fiance.
The intersection remained closed for hours, as police dove into the investigation. Rumors swirling around a neighborhood on edge.
“My son, he gave me a call and kind of filled me in. I just figured it’s probably an isolated event, for around here,” one nearby resident said.
No one besides Mitchell was hurt.
The Howard County officers have been identified as Corporal Thomas Townsend, a 16-year Howard County PD veteran, and officer first class Darshan Luckey, a 10-year veteran of Howard County PD. Both are assigned to the Repeat Offender Proactive Enforcement Unit.
Police say there is no dashcam or body camera video of this incident.
Outen is due back in court next month for theft and burglary charges.