Officer In Shooting Identified

Man Wounded In Scuffle As Police Checked On Wife

July 21, 2009|By Andrea F. Siegel | Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

Anne Arundel County police identified on Monday the officer who shot an Arnold man in his house July 12 as Doyle Holquist Jr., a four-year veteran of the county police force.

Police said Michael A. Housley, 51, grew belligerent and raised a chair over an officer's head when police went to the home to check on his wife, Leah Housley, at the request of Anne Arundel Medical Center. Police said they first used pepper spray and a Taser to try to subdue him.

However, Leah Housley said police refused to show her husband documentation for their visit, and assaulted him outside. She offered to come out after putting the family's large dog away, and police broke the kitchen door to enter, she said.

Her husband, who was shot in the ensuing scuffle, was reported in serious condition Monday, hospital officials said.

In 2007, Holquist was shot in the leg while chasing an armed bank robbery suspect in Severna Park. He received departmental honors. Holquist was formerly on the Baltimore City police force for two years.

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