Rushern L. Baker III

Off-duty Prince George's County police officer shot and killed while helping woman next door

Off-duty Prince George's County police officer shot and killed while helping woman next door

An off-duty Prince George’s County police officer was shot and killed Wednesday morning while helping a woman next door in an incident of domestic violence, the department’s police chief said.

Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin, a 14-year veteran of the department, was fatally shot by a man with a shotgun who had a history of domestic violence, Chief Henry Stawinski said.

“Mujahid stood his ground to defend the life of the individual who had come to him for help,” Stawinski said. “He saved her life by giving his own. I’m extraordinarily proud of him.”

The chief said Ramzziddin went to help the neighbor who came to his home shortly before 10:30...

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