Man Killed By Police in Germantown Was Carrying AR-15

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Posted: Nov. 19, 2013 at 5:40 a.m.
Updated: Nov. 19, 2013 at 7:05 p.m.

GERMANTOWN, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A man was shot and killed in an unusual police-involved shooting Monday night in Germantown.

Authorities responded to the 19000 block of Red Robin Terrace around 9:15 p.m. after receiving a phone call from a man who claimed to have shot and killed his grandmother and roommate, police say.

By the time officers arrived on the scene, the man had fled the area. Montgomery County Police say they were able to determine the man was armed.

A short time later, police say gunfire was heard in the neighborhood and a perimeter was established.

Following a brief search, officers encountered the suspect — identified as 27-year-old Antoine Goodrum — at the intersection of Great Seneca Highway and Grotto Lane. Police say he was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and also was wearing a tactical vest and carrying several magazines loaded with extra ammunition.

Police say seven officers fired their weapons. They say the officers negotiated with Goodrum for 12 minutes before opening fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police later determined Goodrum had not shot anyone earlier in the evening — both his grandmother and roommate were unharmed. But police say numerous shots were fired from inside the home, and bullet holes were found in a parked car nearby.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on routine administrative leave with pay.

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