Widow prays for slain Prince George’s Co. corporal who saved her life

Services for Ramzziddin, a devout Muslim, were private. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
WASHINGTON — She asked for help from a police officer who lived nearby, and Prince George’s County police said the good deed cost him his life. For the first time, the public is hearing from the widow of the accused killer.

Prince George’s County police Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin was shot and killed while he was off-duty Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Courtesy Prince George’s County Police Department via Twitter)

On her Facebook page, the widow of suspected shooter Glenn Tyndell posted a message and photos grieving for her deceased husband and Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin, her neighbor.

Police believe Tyndell shot Ramzziddin five times with a shotgun when the officer tried to protect her in Brandywine, Maryland, last week.

Ramzziddin was a 14-year department veteran, devout Muslim and father of four.

Tyndell had three open warrants against him, the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department said.

WTOP will not name Tyndell’s wife, as she is a victim, however, sources confirm she filed assault charges against him on both Feb. 14 and 15 for two separate domestic-related incidents.

Tyndell eluded the sheriff’s department’s high-risk squad for days before the Feb. 21 shooting.

After the shooting at the Brandywine home he previously shared with his wife, Tyndell was shot and killed by Prince George’s County police officers after a brief chase.

The online post from Tyndell’s widow reads, in part: “While I endured painful times during our relationship, it was only when the pain was directed to our children was when I had to end my loyalty to our vows and start protecting our children.”

The two were married, according to the Facebook post, more than a year and a half and had at least one child together. Tyndell also had a previous marriage and was in a custody battle with an ex-wife, according to court records.

His widow continued to offer her thanks to Ramzziddin’s family in her post, “I pray for the Ramzziddiw’s [sic] family and thank Cpl. Ramzziddiw [sic] for saving my life and allowing me to see my children again.”

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Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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