Police spokeswoman Mary Phelan said that officers were called to a home in the 7600 block of Coachlight Lane in Ellicott City Wednesday afternoon for a report of a possible suicide in progress.
Phelan said two officers found 45-year-old Darren Friedman in a bedroom suffering from several serious, self-inflicted stab wounds.
Phelan said when officers went into the room to help Friedman, he confronted them with a knife and both officers fired their weapons.
Friedman was flown to a hospital where Phelan said he died; an autopsy will determine the cause of death.
7600 Block Coachlight Lane EC, man stabbed self, confronts officers w/ knife, is shot by police. Taken to shock trauma.— Howard County Police (@HCPDNews) August 20, 2014