UPDATE: Prince George’s County Police Detectives have arrested 30 year-old Joseph Andoh Quarm. Quarm was arrested earlier this morning in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, without incident on warrants charging him with Assault and Attempt to Disarm a Police Officer. The involved officer, six-year veteran Police Officer First Class Ebony Richardson, assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District IV, is on administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy.
Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigation Response Team (SIRT) is investigating a police-involved shooting that occurred this morning in Temple Hills, Maryland.
After a female dialed 911, two patrol officers were dispatched to a domestic violence dispute in progress along the 2600 block of Keating Street in Temple Hills at approximately 4:00 a.m. Upon their arrival, the patrol officers observed 30 year-old Joseph Andoh Quarm, attempting to leave the residence. As the patrol officers attempted to question him, Quarm threw a punch at one of the patrol officers and fled on foot towards his nearby parked motor vehicle.
An apprehension effort ensued as Quarm continued to resist arrest. Pepper spray and an electronic control device (Taser) were deployed as Quarm attempted to disarm one of the patrol officers of his holstered firearm. Fearing for her partner’s life, the other on-scene patrol officer discharged her firearm at the suspect. Quarm made good his escape in his motor vehicle. The vehicle has since been recovered.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the PGPD at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.