Germantown shooting: Suspected gunman dead
Updated: November 20, 2013 - 11:05 am
GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP/WJLA) - Montgomery County police say officers responding to a report of a double slaying shot and killed a man armed with a rifle.
Police received a call Monday night from a man who said he had shot and killed two people at a home on Red Robin Terrace in Germantown. When officers arrived, they determined the man had left the home on foot, then heard shots being fired in the neighborhood.
Neighbors say that the suspect fired at least six shots from inside his home before leaving the home. Bullet holes could be seen in several windows and in a nearby car. The people whom the suspect, identified as Antoine Duane Goodrum, said were shot were found unharmed.
A short time later, officers encountered the Goodrum, 27, carrying an AR-15 rifle a half mile away, but police say he refused to comply with officers' commands. Goodrum was wearing a tactical utility vest and carrying numerous magazines with extra ammunition during the standoff.
After about 12 minutes of negotiations, the situation escalated, leading to at least seven police officers firing on the suspect. Goodrum was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.
The officers involved in the shooting are on routine administrative leave.