From the Havre de Grace Police Department:
On 9/28/2013 at 4:20pm, officers from the Havre de Grace Police Department responded to the area of the 700 block of Erie Street in reference to a reported fight in progress. Upon arrival, officers were not able to locate the reported fight. During the process of the officers searching, they came across a subject who barricaded them self in a residence. Officers initiated a dialogue with the subject who was alone in a room inside the residence.
The Havre de Grace Police Department requested assistance from the Harford County Crisis Negotiation Team and the Harford County Special Response Team. At that point, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office assumed tactical command of the scene.
Around 7:40pm, the incident came to a conclusion with the subject being deceased. The circumstances surrounding the death of the suspect are still under investigation by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. The investigation is still ongoing and numerous interviews are in the process of being conducted.
For more information regarding this incident please contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office of Media Relations and Public Relations at 410-836-5403.
From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
[September 28, 2013, Havre DE Grace, MD] — On Saturday, September 28, 2013 at approximately 4:20 pm Officers of the Havre de Grace Police Department responded to the 700 block of Erie Street for a Fight in Progress. Officers arrived and discovered a male suspect who was possibly armed and holding someone against their will. Harford County Sheriff’s Office personnel from the Crisis Negotiation Team and the Special Response Team were called to assist.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had barricaded himself in a room of an apartment at the location. As police were negotiating with the suspect for his surrender, the suspect pointed an object at the responding officers. He was shot by a member of the SRT unit. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators have tentative identification on the suspect but the name is being held pending notification of next of kin.
Initial information provided to officers was that the suspect had a protective order against him stemming from an earlier incident with a female who resided at the location. No other information is available at this time as the follow-up investigation is being handled by Harford County Sheriff’s Detectives and is continuing.