A man exchanged gunfire with police in Glen Burnie but was ultimately taken into custody on Tuesday night, Anne Arundel County police said. A woman was injured in the incident, in addition to the suspect.
A man in the 8000 block of Phirne Road E. called 911 around 8:45 p.m. and said that he had a gun, but wouldn't elaborate, Lt. Ryan Frashure, a spokesman for the department, said at a news conference streamed online by our media partner WJZ-TV. Police went to his house but didn't get an initial response.
Later, the man came out of the house and pointed a rifle at officers. "When someone comes to the door with a gun it obviously escalates very quickly," Frashure said.
Police believe he fired first, and officers returned fire, Frashure said, though the exact circumstances are under investigation.
The man appeared to be injured in the exchange and retreated inside the house, refusing to come out but speaking with police negotiators. Around 10 p.m. he surrendered without incident and was taken to a hospital for a minor neck injury.
One officer had minor scrapes on his knuckles, and the cause was not immediately known, Frashure said. A neighbor was also injured by the exchange of gunfire. The woman in her 60s was taken to a hospital with a non-life threatening injury to her upper body, he said.
The suspect was not identified on Tuesday night. Homicide detectives are investigating, as is routine for police-involved shootings.