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Anne Arundel officer fires stun gun, shoots man

Anne Arundel County police say an officer shot a Pasadena man attacking a woman after a stun gun failed to stop him.

Police say 20-year-old Richard Anthony Malczewski will charged after his released from the hospital.


Malczewski. (Anne Arundel Police)

Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy says the officer was on patrol late Thursday in Glen Burnie when he spotted a man jumping on a minivan.

Mulcahy says the officer fired a stun gun when the man approached, but he ripped out the electrodes and attacked a woman who jumped out of the van. The officer fired his stun gun a second time, and the man pulled out the electrodes again. He was shot after approaching the officer waving an object over his head.

Police said Malczewski's injuries were not life-threatening and the officer was not injured.
This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
Categories:  Anne Arundel  
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