Crofton Man Dies Following Police Use of Force Incident in Gambrils
Authorities identified 21-year-old Lavaughn Coleman of Crofton.
On October 29, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police Department officers responded to the 900 block of Waugh Chapel Way in Gambrills for a report of two men in a vehicle with guns and drugs. An initial review of the evidence shows that, when officers arrived on scene, they ordered the two men out of the vehicle as officers investigated the incident. The first individual, an adult male, complied and was placed in handcuffs. The second individual, Mr. Coleman, initially complied with officers’ commands, but, as an officer attempted to place him in handcuffs, he stood up and ran, striking the officer and knocking off his body-worn camera. Corporal A. Stallings pursued Mr. Coleman and gave him a command to stop before discharging his Taser, which struck Coleman. Mr. Coleman fell to the ground, hitting his head. Officers rendered medical aid and requested emergency medical services.
Mr. Coleman was taken to a local hospital, and later to an area trauma center. Mr. Coleman passed away on December 14.