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 an order to remove guns from his home.

Anne Arundel County police said in a statement that the shooting took place Monday as officers served the "red flag" protective order, which can be used to temporarily restrict firearms access for people found to be a risk to themselves or others.

Police say 60-year-old Gary Willis was holding a gun when he answered the door. He put the gun down, but when officers began to serve the order police say Willis became irate and grabbed the gun. When an officer tried to take it, Willis fired. A second officer fired, striking Willis, who died on the scene.

No officers were injured and police haven't released the officers' names.

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