WASHINGTON – Montgomery County Police shot and killed an armed man after officials say he failed to comply with orders in Germantown Monday night.
Montgomery County Police say a man called 911 at about 9:15 p.m. and said he shot two people at his residence in the 19000 block of Red Robin Terrace in Germantown.
By the time police arrived, the man had left the home and there was no evidence that he shot two people, according to a Montgomery County Police news release.
Perimeters and a tactical response were initiated to find the suspect, who was located about a half mile from the residence at Great Seneca Highway and Grotto Lane.
“The suspect was armed with a long gun. He refused the officers commands and was subsequently shot and killed by police,” said Montgomery County Police Captain Jim Daly.
GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP/WJLA) – Montgomery County police say officers responding to a report of a double slaying shot and killed a man armed with a rifle.
Police received a call Monday night from a man who said he had shot and killed two people at a home on Red Robin Terrace in Germantown. When officers arrived, they determined the man had left the home on foot, then heard shots being fired in the neighborhood.
Neighbors say that the suspect fired at least six shots from inside his home before leaving the home. Bullet holes could be seen in several windows and in a nearby car. The people whom the suspect, identified as Antoine Duane Goodrum, said were shot were found unharmed.
A short time later, officers encountered the Goodrum, 27, carrying an AR-15 rifle a half mile away, but police say he refused to comply with officers’ commands. Goodrum was wearing a tactical utility vest and carrying numerous magazines with extra ammunition during the standoff.
After about 12 minutes of negotiations, the situation escalated, leading to at least seven police officers firing on the suspect. Goodrum was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.