An off-duty Baltimore police officer being hailed as a hero is dead after intervening in a domestic dispute between a husband and wife. Mujahid Ramzziddin, age 51, was a 14-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department. The suspect, his neighbor, was killed exchanging gunfire with police after a pursuit.
A police officer is dead in Baltimore after allegedly being shot by his neighbor while off duty. The victim is Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin, 51.
Police have confirmed that the suspect is Glenn Tyndell, 37 years of age.
Cpl. Ramzziddin Died Trying to Help a Neighbor
Ramzziddin went to his neighbors’ home to stop a domestic dispute between Tyndell and his wife, at the wife’s request.
The suspect, Tyndell was armed with a shotgun, which he allegedly used to shoot Ramzziddin, firing five times. The officer died immediately.
Immediately after the incident, Tyndell’s wife called the police, telling them that her husband had killed a police officer.
Tyndell allegedly fled the scene in a black SUV. He also took Ramzziddin’s gun, which hadn’t been fired during the encounter between the neighbors. It was recovered by police at a later point.
Police gave chase and gunfire was exchanged between the two parties. The pursuit ended with Tyndell stopping, exiting his vehicle, and shooting at police. He was fatally shot by the officers.
Police have said that they do have security video footage of the shooting of Cpl. Ramzziddin.
Glenn Tyndell Had a Criminal Past
There were three open warrants for Glenn Tyndell related to second-degree assault.
A neighbor told ABC7 that there were previous events of violent actions and physical abuse in Tyndell’s home. The individual also said that the police were called in the past week to the house.
According to police, Tyndell’s wife and his ex-wife both sought protection through the court system due to his behavior.
Mujahid Ramzziddin: Hero
Ramzziddin gave 14 years of service to the Prince George’s County Police Department; before that, he worked with the Metropolitan Police Department for three years. He was also a former marine and a recipient of the Medal of Valor.
The Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, stated that “Corporal Ramzziddin was a military veteran and a distinguished law enforcement officer who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of his neighbors and community.” He added, “His memory and service will never be forgotten.”
At a press conference, Prince George County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said,“This institution is grieving… It’s another sad day in America.”
The police department also gave a glowing statement: “The brave officer was shot while stepping in to protect a woman threatened in a domestic situation.” And added, “Please keep his family and our department in your prayers.”
John Telechea, the president of Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 89, described Ramzziddin as a “Hero, mentor, father, son, husband. By all accounts, he was doing everything in life right.”
A security guard described Ramzziddin as a kind individual, always willing to help. She said that she was devastated when she heard the news of the incident.
Mujahid Ramzziddin had a wife and four children.