UPDATE:Officer Involved Shooting In Lexington Park

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UPDATE:Officer Involved Shooting In Lexington Park

Lexingon Park, MD - 10/20/2011

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 UPDATE 10/21/2011: POLICE REPORT (Names Realeased)

On October 20, 2011, DFC Robert Gill from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to the 48000 block of Spinnaker Circle, Lexington Park, Maryland for a reported domestic assault.  During the course of DFC Gill’s investigation it was determined Kotrell Omar Newsome, age 38, of Lexington Park, Maryland assaulted and injured his wife.  While DFC Gill was investigating the crime, Newsome became aggressive towards the officer and his own family.  When DFC Gill attempted to arrest Newsome, he resisted and a violent struggle ensued.  During the course of the altercation, DFC Gill deployed a Taser and used other control methods which were ineffective.  DFC Gill was injured during the altercation and fired his handgun, striking Newsome.  Newsome was pronounced dead on the scene.

    Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Professional Responsibilities (Internal Affairs) continue to investigate the incident.  DFC Gill has been placed on routine administrative leave while the investigation is conducted.  Any questions should be directed to Lt. David M. Yingling. 

UPDATE 10:15PM: POLICE REPORT

UPDATE; 7:15 p.m.:

On October 20, 2011 at approximately 3:19 pm deputies responded to a townhouse in the 48000 block of Spinnaker Circle in Hermanville, Maryland for a report of a domestic assault in progress. 
Preliminary investigation reveals:
Based on visible signs of injury to the victim the deputy attempted to arrest the suspect and he resisted arrest.  A violent struggle ensued between the deputy and the suspect.  The deputy discharged his firearm.  The suspect, a 38 year old male, was pronounced dead on the scene.  The deputy received non-incapacitating injuries.
 Detectives from the St. Mary’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Professional Responsibilities responded to the scene.  The investigation is continuing and more detail to follow.
On October 20, 2011 at approximately 3:19 pm deputies were called to a townhouse on Spinnaker Circle in Hermanville, Maryland for a report of a domestic assault.
Upon arrival the deputy, a six year veteran of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the Patrol Division, contacted the female victim of the assault.  The victim had sustained visible signs of injury as a result of the assault.  The deputy identified and attempted to arrest the suspect of the assault and he resisted arrest.  A violent struggle ensued between the deputy and the suspect.  The deputy discharged his firearm.  The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene.  The deputy received non-incapacitating injuries.
The deceased is a 38 year old male who resided at the residence.  
Detectives from the St. Mary’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Professional Responsibilities responded to the scene.  

The deputy has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcomes of both investigations.



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