Saturday, November 26, 2011

Barricade Situation Results in Police Involved Shooting

     Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team (SIRT) is investigating a police-involved shooting that occurred yesterday evening in Aquasco, Maryland.

     On November 25, 2011, at approximately 6:15 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 21000 block of Aquasco Road for an armed individual who was threatening to commit suicide. After the subject discharged his handgun at the on-scene officers and refused all communication, a barricade situation was initiated.

     A short time later, the armed subject exited the home, confronted the officers, and refused the officers’ commands to put his weapons down. Fearing for his safety and the safety of other officers on the scene, one Prince George’s County patrol officer discharged his County-issued weapon, striking the subject.

     The subject, identified as Phillip Charles Boling, 49, of the 21000 block of Aquasco Road, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

     The involved officer, an 11 year veteran of the department assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, has been placed on administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy. For more information, contact the Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

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