On April 13, 2012 at approximately 1751 hours, The Anne Arundel County Police Department received a 911 call reporting a domestic assault in the 800th block of Frost Valley Lane, Gambrills Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Information was obtained that a female was inside a residence screaming for help.
A uniformed officer from the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Western District arrived at the residence short time later. As the officer approached the residence, the officer could hear a female screaming from within. The officer was able to make entry into the residence, at which time; the officer encountered an individual, later identified as Gary Petrie. A physical altercation occurred between the officer and Gary Petrie. During the altercation the officer, who was in fear for his life, discharged his/her departmental issued handgun striking Gary Petrie in the upper body. Gary Petrie was subsequently transported to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he died as a result of his injuries. The female from the residence was taken to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, with non life threatening injuries, as a result of the domestic result.
The officer has been identified as a four year veteran of the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Western District. The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is currently investigating the incident.