Last updated: 4 months ago
Anne Arundel County police said a Maryland Transit Administration officer shot and killed a woman at a bus stop behind the Cromwell Light Rail Station.
Anne Arundel County police said MTA Officer Tracey Turpin was patrolling the area around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when two people flagged her down and asked her to intervene with another person who was inside the bus loop shelter.
Police Lt. T.J. Smith said when Turpin went to speak to that woman, she assaulted and tried to choke Turpin. The woman was identified as Angela Randolph, 38, of no fixed address.
Witnesses said they tried to break up the incident because Turpin couldn't break free from Randolph, but they weren't able to.
Eventually, police said Turpin was able to get to her gun and fire a shot, hitting Randolph in the upper leg.
Randolph was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where she died from her injuries, Smith said.
Turpin was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a hospital and released. The three-year veteran of the MTA force was then placed on routine administrative leave as the investigation continues.
The MTA reported no delays or service disruptions due to the incident.
Anne Arundel County police said they are handling the investigation.