On Saturday May 8, 2021, our members in the Woodlawn Precinct responded to several calls in the 7500 block of Maury Road. Upon arrival the officers were met by gunfire from a suspect who had already killed several people after setting his and adjoining townhouses ablaze.
After taking cover and attempting to deescalate the situation, the suspect was placed into custody while officers administered first aid on him and began the search for other victims.
The officers who initially responded acted bravely and responsibly to a dynamic incident that has become all too common in recent years. We are tremendously proud of the professionalism, calm and compassion exhibited by our members as they neutralized the threat and protected citizens from further harm throughout this highly traumatic incident.
Thank you to our members in the Woodlawn Precinct, our colleagues in the 911 center, dispatchers and to the entire BCoPD for continuing to set the standard for fair and effective policing.
President, FOP Lodge #4