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Maryland Officer Killed While Protecting Woman From Domestic Violence

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A Maryland police officer trying to protect a woman from domestic violence was killed Wednesday morning. (Ilkin Guliyev/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:18 PM

A Maryland police officer was killed Wednesday morning as he tried to protect a woman in a domestic violence situation.

Police corporal and Marine Corps veteran Mujahid Ramzziddin was off duty when he stepped in to help a woman in his Brandywine neighborhood after she was threatened, NBC Washington reported.

The father of four was shot fatally in the incident, with a witness saying he heard more than 10 shots, NBC reported. The suspect then left the scene in a vehicle and was chased by police, who stopped the vehicle about 10 miles away and shot the suspect as he tried to run into a wooded area.

The suspect, who was unnamed, has a history of domestic violence incidents, police said, Fox News reported

Ramzziddin was an officer with Prince George’s County police department for 14 years and was with the Special Operations Division as well as a Medal of Valor winner.

Prince George’s police department tweeted, “With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today. The brave officer was shot while stepping in to protect a woman threatened in a domestic situation. Please keep his family and our department in your prayers.” 

Baltimore Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms tweeted that it was on scene to assist after the shooting and also tweeted condolences on Ramzziddin’s passing. 

Ramzziddin was the second U.S. police officer murdered in 12 hours; Justin Billa, an officer with the Mobile, Alabama, police department was killed while trying to apprehend a murder suspect.  

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