LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — A man in a camouflage hat fired a military-style rifle at his neighbors in their Maryland home on Sunday before he was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.
One of the neighbors was taken to a hospital for treatment of a graze wound that wasn’t life-threatening, according to Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson.READ MORE: Jenkins Scores 17 To Lead Stony Brook Over UMBC 65-51
No officers were injured in the confrontation, she said.
Investigators were trying to determine why the 59-year-old man opened fire on the neighbors from the front yard outside of their La Plata home while they were inside, Richardson said.
The suspect also shattered the glass on a front door to another neighbor’s home, she added.
“To the best of our knowledge, nobody in the neighborhood had any issues with him” before the shooting, she said.READ MORE: Johns Hopkins Study Suggests Rapid COVID-19 Tests Could Be As Accurate As PCR Tests With Children
Children were among the people inside the house that the man fired shots at, according to a sheriff’s office statement.
The gunman was fatally wounded by a deputy who responded to a 911 call and fired a single shot at the suspect, according to Richardson.
Officers tried to revive the gunman before paramedics arrived, Richardson said.
The suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name wasn’t immediately released.
The deputy, a five-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, will be placed on administrative leave, a standard procedure under the department’s policies.MORE NEWS: Over 20 Displaced After Fire At Reisterstown Apartment Building
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