MOUNT AIRY, Md. (WJZ) – Frederick County delegates did not charge a woman with shooting and killing a man Sunday in Mount Airy, Maryland.
“We didn’t know what was going on,” neighbor Patricia Rutledge said. “In the vicinity, I really just think they’re fine.”
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Frederick County delegates said there was an altercation between a woman living in the home and 52-year-old Danny Sidders of Orlando, Florida. The fight ends with the woman shooting Sidders.
He died in the house.
WJZ told neighbors about him.
“I really hate that it happened to him but I’m sure it affected her a lot too,” neighbor Charlotte Langley said. “You know, you don’t live with someone like that and this happens and doesn’t have any feelings about it ending like that.”
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WJZ learned that Sidders was a police officer in Florida and had been charged with domestic violence against other women in the past.
“We learned that he was formerly a police officer in Orlando,” said Lt. Andy Crone of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. “So our detectives also looked at that history to see what led up to this what else might have happened in that jurisdiction.”
Detectives said the woman who shot Sidders cooperated with them and has not been charged.
Police said Sidders was not authorized to be there.
“We encourage protective orders and it really makes it easier for the police in our victim services unit to actually advocate for them and provide a better level of protection because many times there are no that order, we may not have the tools at our disposal to act,” said Lieutenant Crone.
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Police said they are still investigating the case and will release more information when it’s over.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/01/orlando-police-officer-shot-dead-in-mount-airy-had-violent-history/ Orlando police officer shot dead at Mount Airy has a history of violence – CBS Baltimore