June 25, 2024
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County Police Shoot Man In Arnold

Another Police Involved ShootingAnne Arundel Police Department

What is happening? Are the police a little trigger happy? Are citizens a little too much on the edge? This is the fourth police involved shooting for Anne Arundel County since April. First the guy in Severn, then the guy in  Hanover, then the kid in Laurel, and now a man in Arnold. Two of these have been fatal shootings.  While the job of a police officer is stressful and life and death decisions need to be made in an instant (in some cases), four shootings in 3 months seems to be high.

From the Anne Arundel County Police Department:

On July 12, 2009, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to 1026 Deep Creek Avenue in Arnold for a check subject at the request of the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the husband and advised that they were there to check on the status of his wife. The husband did not comply, became belligerent with the presence of the officers and demanded that the officers leave the residence. He assaulted both officers. At one point, he grabbed a wooden, dining room chair and raised it over the head of one of the officers, who was on the floor. Fearing that the officer was in imminent danger of serious injury, the other officer fired his service weapon and struck the assailant, which ended the attack.

The suspect was taken via ambulance to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with non-life threatening injuries. Both officers sustained minor injuries during the incident and were treated and released from Anne Arundel Medical Center. Police have filed charges of 2nd Degree Assault (2 counts), Failure to Obey Lawful Order and Resisting Arrest.

Suspect: Michael Anthony Housley, 51, of 1026 Deep Creek Avenue, Arnold, MD.

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