Rick Howell Killed by Maryland State Police

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Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
27000 Sunbury Court
Mapping Police Violence:

Shortly after 10 a.m. three Maryland state troopers from the Salisbury Barrack were dispatched after an emergency call was received reporting a suicidal person. They found Howell armed with a handgun in the backyard of his home. The troopers ordered the man to drop his weapon and shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Rick Howell

Agency Responsible: Maryland State Police

Gender: Male

Age: 59

Race: White

Date of Death: April 8, 2020

County: Wicomico

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5732

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