One person is dead after exchanging gunfire with three Baltimore County Police officers in Parkville and a second person was found dead inside a home late Friday night, the department said.

The incident happened at around 11:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Maple Avenue, where officers responded to a domestic disturbance call, Baltimore County Police said.

As officers approached a home, the department said, they could hear 48-year-old Maxine Redfern in distress inside.

Officers determined Maxine Redfern was fatally shot inside the house and that 52-year-old Arnel Redfern fired at the officers, police said.

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Three officers fired and Arnel Redfern was found dead outside the house. Officers found a handgun near his body, police said.

Baltimore County Police had previously responded to reports of domestic violence at the location, according to a spokesperson, with the most recent incident reported in October.

The relation between the two deceased individuals has not been confirmed. Court records dated Oct. 10, 2023, show that the two were married, shared the same address, and that Maxine Redfern was seeking a divorce.

Those records show a history of domestic violence yielding hearings in October mandating that Arnel commit to several actions, including not committing abuse and surrendering his firearms.

The loss of life stings, neighborhood resident Liz Stevens said.

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“It’s hard. It’s painful, and just, it’s someone who was there who’s just gone,” Stevens said. “The suddenness of it was a really deep shock.”

Baltimore County Police homicide detectives are investigating the death inside the house. The Maryland Attorney General’s Office Independent Investigations Division will be responsible for the officer-involved shooting investigation, the Baltimore County Police Department said.

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