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UPDATE: Maryland State Trooper Shot and Killed a 16-Year-Old Male in Leonardtown After He Pointed an Airsoft Gun at Police

UPDATE 4/13/2021 @ 9:00 p.m.: The Maryland State Police are continuing an investigation into a trooper-involved fatal shooting that occurred this afternoon in St. Mary’s County. The deceased individual is identified as Peyton Ham, 16, of Leonardtown. He was transported from the scene to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The trooper involved is a uniformed patrol trooper assigned to the Leonardtown Barrack. He has been a Maryland state trooper for two years and seven months. According to the preliminary investigation, just before 1:30 p.m., two separate 911 calls were received at the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack. The first call was from a male who gave a phone number instead of an address. He reported to the dispatcher that there was a guy acting suspicious who he thinks has a gun. The dispatcher asked for his location, but the call was disconnected. Two minutes later, a second 911 call is received from a male who gives a street address in the 23000-block of Hollywood Road, just down the street from the barrack. The caller said a guy was acting suspicious and he thinks he has a gun. He hangs up and does not give a name. […]

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