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Posted at 9:12 PM ET, 02/14/2010

Frederick police fatally shoot man

By Erica Johnston

A man with a rifle was killed by police in Frederick on Sunday after he first got involved in a domestic dispute and then shot a passing motorist, authorities said.

Patrick John Fischer II, who was 27 and lived in Frederick, was shot fatally about 5:30 a.m. after he pointed a sawed-off, semi-automatic rifle at two officers who had ordered him several times to drop the weapon, city police said.

According to the police, officers who were sent to investigate a domestic incident received a report of shots being fired at passing cars near Himes Avenue. In that incident, Fischer hit a vehicle and its driver, police said. They said the driver’s wounds were not life-threatening.

-- Martin Weil

Minutes later, police said, the officers confronted Fischer and shot him several times.
The officers were identified as Kenneth Mogle, a member of the force for two years, and Charles Lawson, a member for seven years.

By Erica Johnston  | February 14, 2010; 9:12 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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And the Darwin award goes to (drumroll, please)..... the man who points a rifle at the police.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | February 14, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: SofaKingCool2009 | February 15, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

This is certainly one of those situations when the public should not ask if the police could have shot him in the knees. Clearly this was suicide by police! I hope the abused mate is okay as well as the driver that was shot and the police who had to end the nonsense.

I also offer condolences to the family of the shooter because he is someone's son and possibly brother, father, cousin, etc. Often, family members know when they have a ticking maniac in their family tree and plenty of parents coddle this adult children until a day like today ends with their death. Sad!

Posted by: Ross65 | February 15, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Good. Another violent person off the streets for good.

Posted by: jabreal00 | February 15, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Apparently you're supposed to do what the cops tell you to do. Who knew?

Posted by: uncivil | February 16, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Good riddance!

Posted by: savethepcbs | February 16, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

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