BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police have released new information as they continue their investigation into the fatal shooting of Prince George’s County Police Department Sergeant Mujahid Ramzziddin.
Ramzziddin was shot by Glenn Tyndell after a neighbor came to get help with a domestic situation.
A vigil was held for the slain officer Wednesday. His widow spoke for the first time since his death.
“One week ago I lost my love, I lost my everything. My heart is shattered into millions of pieces and I’m beyond heart broken,” Tammi Ramzziddin said.
As Ramzziddin went to help the woman, he was confronted by her estranged husband, Tyndell, who was armed with a shotgun.
Police say Tyndell fired five shotgun shells at Ramzziddin. Officers were able to recover the shotgun after Tyndell discarded it in a nearby creek.
“It matters that he stood his ground and defended a neighbor. And what I want people to know is that he is a shining example of the dedication of all 1,700 of the men and women I lead,” said Chief Hank Stawinski of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
No shell casings from Ramzziddin’s department issued firearm were found at the scene, meaning he didn’t fire any shots before he was killed.
Sgt. Ramzziddin’s mother told WJZ he was her one and only son, he had two younger sisters. She said he wanted the world to know that he was a good person who served his community.
Tyndell also stole Ramzziddin’s gun. According to police, and fired it twice at police as he was fleeing from officers.
Tyndell was found holding Ramzzidddin’s gun after being shot by officers.
The Prince George’s County officer received a silver medal of valor in 2006. He was promoted to Sergeant after his death.
“As his wife, I cry for all the lost dreams of growing old with my husband,” Tammi said.
The 51-year-old former Marine also left behind five children.