Police Press Release - November 5, 2018
Officer Involved Shooting - Glen Burnie
On November 5, 2018 at approximately 5:17 a.m., officers responded to 103 Linwood Avenue in Glen Burnie to serve an Extreme Risk Protective Order (Red Flag Law) and a Protective Order. Gary J. Willis, who was the subject of the Extreme Risk Protective Order and the Protective Order, answered the door holding a gun. Willis then placed the gun next to the door. When officers began to serve Willis with the order, he became irate, opened the door to the residence and grabbed the gun. An attempt was made by an officer to take the gun away from Willis when Willis fired the gun. A second officer fired their service weapon, striking Willis, who was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect has been identified as Gary J. Willis (DOB: 06/24/1958), of 103 Linwood Avenue, Glen Burnie. The Homicide Unit responded and Willis was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.