Saturday, November 10, 2018
Maryland’s ‘Red Flag’ Law: Officer Kills Man Who Refused To Turn In Gun
Anne Arundel County Police confirmed the police-involved shooting happened in the 100 block of Linwood Avenue around 5:17 a.m.
Anne Arundel Officials Name Officers In Police-Involved Shooting
According to police, two officers serving a new Extreme Risk Protective Order (Red Flag Law), a Maryland protective order to remove guns from a household, shot and killed the man listed on that order.
“Under the law, family, police, mental health professionals can all ask for the protective orders to remove weapons,” said Sgt. Jacklyn David, with Anne Arundel County Police.
That man was identified as Gary J. Willis of same address.
Officials said Willis answered the door while holding a handgun.
Willis then placed the gun next to the door.
When officers began to serve him the order, Willis became irate and grabbed his gun.
One of the officers tried to take the gun from Willis, but instead Willis fired the gun.
The second officer fired a gun, striking Willis. He died at the scene.
No police officers were injured and others inside the house were unharmed.
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In the old west stealing a man's horse earned a death sentence - for a man without his horse in the wild was likely to die. The same principle must apply to any man who dares to try and disarm you, leaving you to the whims of predators. - Minuteman
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