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Man Dies in Police-Involved Shooting in Centreville

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CENTREVILLE, Md.- Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting that left a man dead in Centreville.

The Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office said that at around 10 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched a home on the 100 block of White Marsh Road in Centreville for a suicidal subject.  
Police said the caller, a resident of the house, reported that 78-year-old William Roy Walls Sr. was armed and refusing to allow her to leave the house.

Investigators said that deputies arrived and took cover as Walls walked out of the home with a shotgun. Police said that at some point during the confrontation, Walls fired his weapon and deputies returned fire. It remains under investigation if any rounds fired by deputies stuck Walls. However, police said there is evidence of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputies requested EMS response and began rescue efforts. However, Walls was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation indicates that three deputies with experience ranging from 15 years, five years and six months with the Sheriff's Office fired their agency-issued weapons.

Sheriff Gary Hofmann has requested the incident to be investigated by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit. The deputies agency issued firearms were turned over to Crime Scene Unit technicians at the scene who were processing the scene.

The Queen Anne's County States Attorney Lance Richardson has been contacted and briefed on the investigation, police said.

The three deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave according to Sheriff's Office Policy.

Once the scene has been processed, the deceased will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. 

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