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Man Killed by Police in "Red Flag" Incident

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FERNDALE, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland say an officer shot and killed a man while serving an order to remove guns from his home.

Anne Arundel County police said in a statement that the shooting took place Monday as officers served the "red flag" protective order, which can be used to temporarily restrict firearms access for people found to be a risk to themselves or others.

Police say 60-year-old Gary Willis was holding a gun when he answered the door. He put the gun down, but when officers began to serve the order police say Willis became irate and grabbed the gun. When an officer tried to take it, Willis fired. A second officer fired, striking Willis, who died on the scene.

No officers were injured and police haven't released the officers' names.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.