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Man indicted after killing Prince George’s County firefighter & wounding another

MD PG John Ernest Ulmschneider PGFD #14803Darrell Lumpkin, the homeowner who police say shot two Prince George’s County, Maryland firefighters, killing one, has been indicted on weapons charges. The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office says the grand jury declined to indict Lumpkin on murder charges. He is facing six counts related to owning three handguns after having those gun despite being disqualified for owning a firearm.

PGFD Deputy Chief Ben Barksdale told reporters while they are not completely satisfied with this outcome, they are pleased with the efforts by the State’s Attorney’s Office.

Lynh Buhi, The Washington Post:

Authorities are expected to announce charges against the man who fatally shot a Maryland firefighter answering a 911 call at his home.

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office said it will offer details of a grand jury indictment in the case Thursday afternoon. Authorities have not yet identified the man who shot and it is unclear what charges he faces.

The grand jury indictment comes almost three months after the fatal shooting of John Ulmschneider, 37, and the wounding of fellow firefighter Kevin Swain and the brother of the shooter.

MD PGFD Kevin Swain 2Brad Bell, WJLA-TV:

Homeowner Darrell Lumpkin was indicted on gun charges today after he shot and killed a Prince George’s County firefighter.

Firefighter John Ulmschneider entered Lumpkin’s home back in April when he and a fellow firefighter responded to a medical welfare check in Temple Hills, Md.

Neal Augenstein, WTOP Radio:

Alsobrooks and Deputy Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale will provide details on the indictment during a Thursday afternoon news conference.

Firefighter John Ulmschneider died in the incident.

Soon after the April 15 shooting, police interviewed the homeowner, but he was released.

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