Leonard Popa Sr. Killed by Anne Arundel County Police Department

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
7800 Bodkin View Drive
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Two officers were called around 11 a.m. to a house after a mental health facility told police to check on a man who was suicidal. Police said the officers entered the house through an unlocked door and came face to face with a man holding a handgun, and one officer shot and killed Leonard Popa.

Agency: Anne Arundel County Police Department

Motive: mental health crisis

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Leonard Popa Sr.

Death Date: March 18, 2021

County: Anne Arundel

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 79

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6715

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