Police ID woman shot by MTA officer

GLEN BURNIE, Md. - Police have identified the woman shot and killed by an MTA officer in Glen Burnie Saturday night.

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Police say Angela Beatrice Randolph, 38, of no fixed address, died after she was shot in the leg by an MTA police officer.

Just before 6:30 Saturday night a female MTA police officer was flagged over by two people at the Cromwell Light Rail Station bus stop. The citizens asked for help because a woman, later identified as Randolph, was being disruptive at the bus stop.

The officer, identified as 3-year veteran Tracy Turpin, tried to speak to Randolph who was uncooperative and began to choke the officer and pull her hair. Police say Officer Turpin could not break free and witnesses were unable to stop the assault. That’s when authorities say she fired one shot and hit the Randolph in the upper leg area.

Both the Randolph and the officer were taken to local hospitals. The suspect was pronounced deceased.

Officer Turpin is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. She has been place placed on routine administrative leave. 

Anne Arundel County police are investigating. 


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