Police describe a fatal shooting in Mt Airy on July 10, 2017. (Ken Koons/Carroll County Times)
Police have identified a man who was shot and killed by officers after he rammed their vehicle and attempted to run them over in Mount Airy on Monday. A Montgomery County woman who was a passenger in the vehicle has also been charged with burglary and theft as a result of her role in the incident.
Cody Ethan Miller, 26, of Damascus, was driving the vehicle that rammed a Howard County Police van on Penn Shop Road near Md. 27, then drove toward the officers who were out of their vehicles, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the incident.
Shyann B. Outen, 28, also of Damascus, is charged with one count of first-degree burglary and one count of theft $1,000 to $10,000. She remained held without bail at the Frederick County Detention Center after a bail review hearing Tuesday afternoon, according to electronic court records.
Two members of Howard County Police Department's Repeat Offenders Unit, identified Tuesday as Cpl. Thomas Townsend and Police Officer 1st Class Darshan Luckey by the Frederick sheriff's office, were in Frederick County on Monday as part of a multijurisdictional investigation into a series of ongoing burglaries.
The officers observed a burglary in progress on Manor Drive in Mount Airy and contacted the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, who instructed the Howard officers to conduct a traffic stop.
When initiating the traffic stop, the vehicle driven by Miller rammed the police van, then began heading toward the officers. Townsend and Luckey fired, striking Miller, who died as a result.
Townsend, a 16-year veteran, and Luckey, a 10-year veteran of the department, have been placed on standard administrative leave. The Howard County Police Department is conducting its own internal investigation, which is standard in all police-involved shootings, Chief Gary Gardner said in a statement issued Monday.