Police serving order to remove guns shoot, kill armed man

Published 11-05-2018

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FERNDALE, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland say an officer shot and killed a man while serving a protective order to remove guns from his home.

News outlets report the shooting involving Anne Arundel County police took place early Monday. A department release says officers served the "red flag" protective order at a home near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Police spokeswoman Jacklyn Davis says the man answered the door with a gun in hand, put it down and then picked it up again. A struggle over the gun ensued, during which it went off. An officer then shot and killed the man.

No officers were injured.

Davis says she didn't know who sought the protective order against the man. The orders went into effect Oct. 1 and temporarily prohibit access to firearms when people exhibit dangerous behavior.

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