Anne Arundel County police identified the three people who died in an apparent murder-suicide in Glen Burnie early Sunday, and one of the victims was a Baltimore firefighter.
According to police, Andrew Hoffman, 27, and Marie Hartman, 26, both of Glen Burnie, were shot inside Hoffman's residence, by Christopher Robinson, 37, of Abingdon. Police believe Robinson then turned the gun on himself.
According to an AACOPD press release, Hoffman was a firefighter in Baltimore, and Robinson was an officer in the Baltimore Police Department. Investigators found Robinson had a relationship with Hartman and also knew Hoffman.
Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis recognized Hoffman as a hero, particularly in an off-duty incident in July, where he returned a wandering toddler to his Linthicum home.
"Hoffman was a hero we saluted, not for his work as a fireman [and] paramedic, but for his humanism," Davis said. "Our entire community owes him a debt of gratitude. Our thoughts are also with the Hartman and Robinson."
Anne Arundel County police are investigating an apparent
murder-suicide in Glen Burnie early Sunday that left three people dead.
At 1:35 a.m., officers responded to a home on the 1900 block of Armistead Road for a reported shooting and found two men and one woman dead with gunshot wounds, according to police spokesperson T.J. Smith.
Police did not release the names of the people, but said the two men were 27 and 37 years old, and the woman was 26.
The initial investigation suggests the shooter was the 37-year-old man, who apparently had a relationship with the woman, according to police.
The homicide unit is investigating the incident as a murder-suicide, and police provided no further details.