Police shoot and kill man in Pasadena

An Anne Arundel County, Maryland, police officer shot and killed a man in Pasadena on Thursday.

Police said that two officers went to a home on Bodkin View Drive just after 11 a.m. after they got a call from a mental health facility about a man who they said was threatening suicide.

When they arrived, Sgt. Kam Cooke said, there was no response to their knocks and they went inside to find the man holding a gun. An officer shot and killed him.

It’s not yet clear whether the man pointed the gun at officers or fired a shot. He hasn’t been publicly identified yet; Cooke would only describe him as an older white man.

No one else was home at the time, police said.

The officers involved are on administrative leave.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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