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Off-duty National Guard member kills armed man at restaurant

July 12, 2019

MILLFORD MILL, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Baltimore County say an off-duty member of the Maryland Air National Guard shot and killed an armed man while reportedly breaking up a fight outside a Chinese restaurant.

Baltimore County Police say the shooting happened early Friday after the airman saw people arguing outside the restaurant in Windsor Mill.

Authorities have not identified the airman, who is in the Guard’s security forces. They say he has a gun permit.

Authorities say the airman left the restaurant after seeing 36-year-old Jerome Dewitt Garrison with a gun. They say the airman ordered Garrison to drop his weapon, and they then exchanged gunfire.

Garrison was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Another man hit by gunfire was taken to a hospital and later released.

The airman called 911. He was not injured.

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