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On December 20, 2010, officers of the Ocean City Police Department responded to the ocean block of 82nd Street, in reference to a domestic dispute in progress. When officers arrived at the scene they observed a suspect with a knife actively assaulting a female inside a residence. OCPD Corporal Rick Wawrzeniak shot the suspect after he failed to comply with police requests to drop the knife.
Per departmental policy, CPL Wawrzeniak has been placed on administrative leave pending a investigative review. CPL Wawrzeniak is an 11-year veteran of the OCPD.
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and Worcester County Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the case.