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Anne Arundel County Police Shooting Leaves Suspect Dead, Officer Injured

CROFTON (WJZ) -- Anne Arundel County police are investigating a deadly police shooting overnight in Crofton.

Anne Arundel County Police spokesperson Jacklyn Davis says officers were called the 900 block of Danville Court about 4 a.m. Sunday for a report of family violence. Police say a mother called 911, saying she had been assaulted by her adult son.

When officers arrived, there was no answer at the door. But police say the mother told 911 dispatchers she needed officers to come into the home since she couldn't get to the front door.

Officers then entered the residence and went up to a third-floor bedroom, but the door was locked, police said. Officers went into the bedroom and found the mother and her adult son.

Officers ordered the woman's son to get on the ground and he initially complied, but when officers went to handcuff the son, he began to fight, according to police.

During a struggle, a taser was used but was ineffective, police said. At some point, police said, an officer fired his service weapon, fatally shooting the woman's son.

The officer, who was injured during the struggle, was taken to an area trauma center and is listed in serious condition.

Anne Arundel Police along with the Maryland State Police continue to investigate this deadly police involved shooting and a representative from Office of the Attorney General's Independent Investigations Division is also on scene.

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