MTA officer shoots, kills woman

June 08, 2014|By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun

A Maryland Transit Administration officer shot and killed a woman who attacked her at a light rail station in Glen Burnie Saturday night, according to Anne Arundel County police.

Police identified the woman Sunday as Angela Beatrice Randolph, 38, of no fixed address.

County police officers responded around 6:30 p.m. Saturday to the Cromwell Light Rail Station, where an MTA police officer had shot a female suspect once in the leg, killing her, according to a release sent by the county police department.

Police did not identify the officer, but said she was a three-year veteran of the force.

According to their investigation, police said the MTA officer was flagged down by a female at a bus stop at the light rail station. When the officer attempted to talk to the suspect, she was uncooperative.

The suspect then began choking the officer and pulling her hair, police said, and witnesses said the officer could not break free and their attempts to help her break free from the woman were not successful.

"The officer, in fear for her life, was able to remove her service weapon and fire one shot, striking the suspect in her upper leg area," police said. "There was only one round fired."

Both women were taken to local hospitals, where the suspect was pronounced dead. The officer is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

The Anne Arundel County Police Criminal Investigations Division will investigate the incident. The Light Rail and MTA services continued to run on a normal schedule, police said.

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