HAMPSTEAD, Md. - Maryland State Police have identified the Carroll County woman they say was fatally shot by a trooper after
she pointed a gun at him.
Police say they were called to a home in Hampstead on Monday evening for a domestic dispute between 40-year-old Satina White and her sister. Once there, police learned White had a handgun and was threatening suicide.
Authorities say the woman pointed a gun at officers from windows of the home. Police say the woman refused commands to drop the weapon and repeatedly pointed the gun at a trooper. Police say Trooper John Warchal feared for his life and shot the woman.
White was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Warchal is on routine administrative leave while the incident is investigated.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Southern Anne Arundel Co. gets hit with flooding on roads and around homes.
Carroll County prosecutors have dropped DUI charges against a Baltimore County police captain.
Anne Arundel County Police have charged two men with stealing 17,000 pounds of batteries from vehicles and selling them at scrap yards.