Tuesday, June 9, 2015

PGPD Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting in Upper Marlboro

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Upper Marlboro. The Special Investigation Response Team (SIRT) is leading the investigation. 

On June 9, 2015, at about 10:45 am, patrol officers responded to the Marlboro Crossroads shopping center in the 5700 block of Crain Highway for the report of an officer-involved shooting.

The preliminary investigation reveals two members of the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement (WAVE) Team, who are detectives with the Prince George’s County Police Department, were in the area this morning when they spotted a stolen Ford Mustang. The Baltimore Police Department had alerted our officers this morning that the car had been stolen from their jurisdiction. One detective approached the car that had two armed suspects inside. A witness reported hearing the officer ordering a suspect not to touch the weapon. Fearing for his life and for those around them, the officer fired his service weapon, striking both suspects.

One of two suspect weapons recovered from the scene.

An ambulance took both suspects to the hospital where one is being treated for a superficial wound. The second suspect has been admitted with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Thankfully, neither of our officers was injured.

Both suspects have been identified. Once charges are placed, we will release the suspects' names.

The officer who discharged his duty weapon is a four-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department who came to our agency from a neighboring law enforcement agency where he had worked for twelve years. He has been placed on routine,  administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com to submit a tip online.

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