Frederick police fatally shoot man
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.
| February 14, 2010; 9:12 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
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