Maryland Police Officer Second to Be Murdered Within 12 Hours

A Maryland police Medal of Valor winner was shot and killed Wednesday while intervening in a domestic violence dispute, officials said, making him the second police officer killed in the U.S. in just a 12-hour span.

Police named 14-year veteran Cpl. Mujahid A. Ramazziddin, 51, as the officer killed in the confrontation. He was off duty at the time of the incident. He was assigned to the Special Operations Division.

According to a news release from Prince George’s Police Department, Ramazziddin was assisting a female neighbor “who was being threatened by her estranged husband.” The armed suspect fatally shot the officer and left the area in a black SUV, police said.

NBC Washington reported the officer was a veteran of the Marine Corps and a father of four children. . .

The SUV was spotted shortly after by law enforcement and a pursuit began, the news release said. The suspect ditched his vehicle and reportedly engaged in “an exchange of gunfire.” Officers shot and killed the man as he attempted to flee in a wooded area, NBC Washington reported.

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