Agencies: Baltimore Police Department Maryland
Last updated: about 2 months ago
Howard allegedly followed an off-duty detective into a liquor store, pulled out a replica gun and a knife, and tried to rob the detective. The officer fatally shot Howard with his service weapon.
Twenty years ago, Howard was critically wounded by two officers, who said he drew a weapon and fired at them.
The circumstances then were hotly disputed. Howard was acquitted by a jury of criminal charges, and he then unsuccessfully sued the officers for $12 million. He claimed he was unarmed and had his arms raised.
This time, there is less ambiguity, as the incident was captured on surveillance cameras.