On April 9, 2012, at approximately 7:00 p.m., a PGPD officer was investigating suspicious persons in the 8100 block of Sheriff Road, Landover, Maryland. At one point, the suspicious persons fled from the scene. An officer chased them and eventually caught one of the suspects. A confrontation ensued between the officer and the suspect. The officer used a Taser in an attempt to subdue the suspect. The Taser had no effect as the suspect was able to remove the Taser's prongs. The suspect then brandished a handgun. The officer, fearing for his safety, shot the suspect with his service weapon. The suspect was shot and killed. A handgun was recovered from the scene. The suspect who was shot and killed has been identified as 26-year-old Michael Anthony Bailey Jr. of the 1800 block of Gould Drive, District Heights, Maryland.
Detectives are actively investigating this incident. The involved officer is Police Officer Terrence Garrett, a three-year veteran, assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District III. He has been placed on routine administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy.