By Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - The Latest on the death of a man during a standoff with deputies in Bel Air, Maryland, northeast of Baltimore (all times local):

4:20 p.m.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is identifying a man killed by deputies after he fired on them and continued to make threats.

Maj. William Davis says the man who died Wednesday evening at his home in Bel Air was 36-year-old Travis Bradley. The sheriff’s office originally reported he was 35 years old, but Bradley recently had his 36th birthday.

Davis says deputies responded to a call of a soldier who was suicidal, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and had at least one gun in the house. He says they tried for three hours to get him to surrender peacefully, during which he fired two rounds at deputies and said he would “shoot it out.”

Davis says the man used a rifle with a scope, so deputies had to pull back.

Davis says when the man came out of the house a second time, he made motions and indications with a hand that he was armed, and officers believed he was. After deputies fired, they found he did not have a gun on him, but they found loaded firearms inside the house.

Bradley was white. Davis declined to release the races of the deputies involved.


4 a.m.

Maryland deputies shot and killed a 35-year-old man following a standoff at a home.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that deputies responded to a home in Bel Air on Wednesday afternoon after reports of a suicidal subject. Deputies attempted to communicate with the unidentified suspect, but he eventually exited the home and fired a gun, causing officers to seek cover. No one was injured at the time.

Deputies say the suspect then retreated into the residence.

Members of the Special Response Team attempted to negotiate with the suspect. Authorities say the suspect exited the home again and moved toward deputies. The sheriff’s office says his actions caused deputies to fear for their safety, leading them to shoot and mortally wound the man.

Deputies involved have been placed on routine administrative leave pending an investigation.

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