Four People Dead, One Injured After Large Fire and Police Shooting in Maryland

Four people were killed and one person was injured Saturday morning after a large fire and a police shooting in Baltimore County, Maryland, authorities said.

Residents called 911 about 6:40 a.m. ET to report the blaze and the presence of an armed man in a townhome community in the Woodlawn neighborhood, according to the Baltimore County Police Department. Officers and firefighters arrived and found a man armed with a handgun outside the burning homes.

Police fatally shot him, police spokesperson Joy Stewart said during a press conference at the scene. The man’s name was not released.

It was not clear how many officers opened fire on the armed man or how the others died. The officers involved in the shooting and the three other victims were not immediately identified.

Two of them were men. The third was a woman who was critically injured during the incidents and died hours later, police spokesperson Danielle J. Moore told NBC News in an email Saturday afternoon.

Another person, a male victim, is being treated for injuries that aren’t life-threatening.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Nicole Acevedo