The Anne Arundel County Police Department on Thursday released the names of officers involved in a standoff this week in Glen Burnie that ended with three people injured by gunfire.
The officers are: Sgt. Ronald Breeden, a 27-year veteran of the department; Sgt. Leroy R. Coking, a 24-year veteran; Officer Joseph W. Beavers, a three-year veteran; and Officer Elijah E. Moore, a two-year veteran.
All four officers have been placed on routine administrative leave as an investigation into the shooting continues, police said.
Bradley James McMillian, 20, has been charged in the incident with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and possession of PCP.
Police said McMillian came to the door brandishing what looked like a rifle and aimed it at the officers, police said. It was later determined that the weapon was an air rifle with a large bore hole in the barrel.
The officers, in fear for their lives, fired their weapons, striking McMillian. It is not clear if McMillan fired his weapon.
He was grazed in the neck by police fire and taken to Baltimore-Washington Medical Center, where he remained Thursday afternoon, police said. His injury is non-life-threatening.
A county police officer and a 67-year-old woman, McMillian's neighbor, were also injured.
The neighbor was struck in the head and neck by a police round during the standoff at McMillian's home, police said in a press conference Wednesday in Millersville. She is expected to fully recover and was in stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The officer was wounded across the back of his hand, also apparently by gunfire.
Police responded to a 911 call at McMillian's Phirne Road home around 8:47 p.m. Tuesday.
Officers knocked on the door to no response, and were on the porch when McMillian allegedly told the 911 call taker that he wasn't going to answer the door and that the officers should leave, Lt. Ryan Frashure, a county police spokesman, said at Wednesday's press conference.
Nearly a half-hour later, McMillian came to the door brandishing what looked like a rifle and aimed it at the officers, police said. It was later determined that the weapon was an air rifle with a large bore hole in the barrel.
The officers, in fear for their lives, fired their weapons, striking McMillian.
Frashure on Wednesday said police were not yet sure who fired first.
Within minutes, a second 911 call came from the home next door. A woman there reported to the call-taker that she believed her mother had been shot, police said.
Around the same time, an officer reported that his hand was bleeding.
Officers carried the wounded woman a few blocks from the home to a waiting ambulance. Around the same time, McMillian reappeared at the front door with the gun still in his hands, continuing to ignore, police demands, Frashure said.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m. McMillian called 911 and reported that he had been shot.
The call taker tried to negotiate with McMillian, but he was reportedly speaking erratically.
Frashure told reporters on Wednesday that McMillian told the call taker that voices in his head were telling him to "kill people" and wanted him to "shoot the police"
After speaking with McMillian for another 45 minutes, the call taker was ultimately able to convince him to give himself up.
He came out of the house around 10:17 p.m. He was subsequently arrested and taken to Baltimore-Washington Medical Center for treatment.
A search of state court records turned up no prior charges against McMillian. Altomare did not elaborate but said it was not the first time county officers had encountered him.
McMillian apparently lives at the house with his father, but was home alone at the time of the incident. The family has owned the home since 2011.
Frashure on Thursday said none of the officers has had any cases where he discharged his weapon, outside of shooting an animal, like a deer.
Breeden was involved in a 2013 incident that led a disabled Edgewater man to file a lawsuit against the county this past August for $7 million.
The plaintiff, William "Boogie" Lawson Jr., claimed officers Tased him, struck him with a baton and falsely arrested him in Edgewater three years ago.
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Breeden was one of three officers on the scene, according to the complaint.
In 1997, Coking was involved in a fatal police shooting following an armed robbery in Severna Park, according to Capital archives. It is unclear whether he fired his weapon.
In that incident, Kevin P. Ferguson, 43, of Baltimore, was shot by county police after he held up a Shell station at McKinsey Road and Ritchie Highway at gunpoint.
After robbing the story, Ferguson fled in a Mercedes Benz that had been reported stolen.
Police pursued him, and the Baltimore man rammed two county police cars and ran into another during the chase, police said.
When Ferguson's car became stuck on a median in Glen Burnie, he fled by foot. Seven officers fired at him, and he died from a single bullet wound to the back of the neck, according to the state medical examiner.
All of the officers involved, including Coking, were placed on routine administrative leave and eventually returned to normal duty.