The Maryland police officer who was shot and killed on Wednesday, Feb. 21, after he saved his neighbor’s life during a domestic dispute has been identified.
Police said Corporal Mujahid A. Ramzziddin, 51, was off-duty at the time of the incident. Ramzziddin was a 14-year veteran of the police, a military veteran, and father of four.
The officer saved his neighbor’s life, “by giving his own” after the neighbor’s estranged husband allegedly fired five shots outside her home located in Brandywine, ABC News reported.
Police said the female neighbor was not hurt in the shooting.
Prince George’s County police Chief Hank Stawinski said the officer “stood his ground” at a news conference Wednesday.
With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today. The brave officer was shot while stepping in to protect a woman threatened in a domestic situation. Please keep his family and our department in your prayers.
— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) February 21, 2018
Stawinski added that Ramzziddin was “an officer who was selfless throughout his career. … Today was not the first day he demonstrated his heroism.”
Police confirmed that the suspect who shot Ramzziddin—37-year-old Glenn Tyndell—was shot and killed by police after he led them on a chase in an SUV, WJLA reported.
The Prince George’s County Police Department wrote on Facebook that Ramzziddin “will live in our hearts every day.”
On Wednesday, Ramzziddin approached his neighbor across the street after he noticed she seemed worried, Stawinksi said, citing witnesses.
He asked her if she was OK and offered to go into her home after “she had some concerns” Stawinski added.
Soon after they came back outside, Ramzziddin was shot.
Sources told Fox5 that the suspect, who had a protection order against him, used a shotgun to kill the officer.
The woman called police after her husband shot him.
Police said the suspect had three open warrants for second-degree assault, according to WJLA.
One neighbor told the network that Tyndell had a “violent temper” and had previously displayed violence and physical abuse in the past.