In a tragic incident in Parkville, Maryland, two people lost their lives after a domestic disturbance escalated, leading to officers firing their weapons. The deceased individuals have been identified as Maxine Redfern, 48, and her husband, Arnel Redfern, a 52-year-old man.
According to reports, Baltimore County Police received a call regarding a domestic disturbance on Maple Avenue late Friday night. Upon arrival, an officer heard a woman in distress inside the residence. As the officer approached the front door, gunfire erupted from the side of the house.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Maxine was fatally shot inside the residence by her husband, Arnel Redfern. Further examination indicated that Arnel had fired at the responding officers. The suspect was found with a gunshot wound outside the home after an exchange of gunfire. A handgun was found near his body.
The Baltimore County Police Department has confirmed that three officers discharged their weapons during the incident. It has come to light that the police have responded to domestic violence reports at the same location in the past, with the most recent incident taking place in October.
Court records from October 2023 show that the couple were married and residing at the same address. Maxine had filed for divorce and had obtained orders mandating the surrendering of firearms by her spouse.
Homicide detectives from the Baltimore County Police Department are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. At the same time, the Maryland Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Division will scrutinize the officer-involved shooting aspect of the incident. Efforts are in line with the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021, requiring independent investigations when an officer’s actions result in civilian death.
The Baltimore County Police Department and the Independent Investigations Division will work diligently to uncover the details surrounding the incident and provide clarity on the events that unfolded that fateful night.