Man fatally shot trying to disarm a police officer --

Man fatally shot trying to disarm a police officer
February 18, 2009
A man was fatally shot last night while attempting to disarm a Southeastern District police officer who was investigating a report of a domestic situation, police said. The officer's name and that of the man were not released. Shortly before 9:15 p.m., the officer was talking to the man in the 2700 block of Orleans St. near Lakewood Avenue when he attacked the officer. Police said at least one area resident called police, telling them that the man had the officer on the ground and was holding her in a head-lock while trying to take her gun. Within minutes, several other officers responded. Police said the female officer was able to retrieve her gun and that it appeared she and another officer shot the man. Police said the man was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Neither officer was injured. Richard Irwin