Officer Charles Reynolds was shot and killed while making a traffic stop at the intersection of Chelton Avenue and Anderson Street. During the stop he had ordered two men out of the car. Upon searching them he located a .22 caliber handgun. As he retrieved the gun it fell from his hand and struck the ground.
The impact caused the gun to discharge the round struck Officer Reynolds in the groin, causing a fatal wound. He was transported to Germantown Hospital where he succumbed to the wound.
Officer Reynolds had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his son and mother.