Two police officers from the Anne Arundel district, who issued one of the new "red flag" protection orders to remove weapons from a house, killed a Ferndale man after refusing to give up his gun, and there was one early Monday morning Fight, police said.
The man, whose name was not published, answered his door in the 100 block of Linwood Ave. At 5:17 with a gun in hand, said Sgt. Jacklyn Davis, a spokeswoman for Anne Arundel County Police Station.
He put it down first, then picked it up again, she said.
"There was a dispute over the weapon," Davis said.
During the fight, the weapon struck, but hit no one. At that moment, the officers shot dead the man, she said. No officers were injured, police said.
It was unclear whether anyone else was in the apartment at the time, Davis said, and she did not know who was looking for the protection order against the man.
The new safeguards, which are intended to temporarily prohibit family members, police or other persons from temporarily prohibiting access to firearms to individuals, when they show red flags indicating that they pose a danger to themselves or others, entered into force on 1 October ,