Terrence Turbo Franklin
The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Capitol Heights. The Special Investigative Response Team (SIRT) and our Criminal Investigation Division are leading the investigation. The suspect is 27-year-old Terrence Turbo Franklin of the 1600 block of Eastern Avenue in Capitol Heights. He’s facing charges of first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment and several gun-related charges.
On August 18, 2016, at about 9:50 pm, police officers assigned to our Narcotic Enforcement Division and Special Assignment Team, were conducting a surveillance operation on Franklin. He is a suspect in several violent crimes. The preliminary investigation reveals officers located him driving in the area of Central Avenue and Shady Glen Drive. Officers in marked cruisers activated their lights and attempted to stop Franklin who had pulled over onto Shady Glen Drive. He sped away from the officers and jumped out of his car a short distance away on Shady Glen Terrace. He was armed with a gun. He began to run from officers who were now chasing him on foot. Several yards away, Franklin turned and pointed a gun at officers. An officer discharged an assigned duty weapon, striking Franklin in the arm. No officers were hurt.
A handgun with an extended magazine was recovered at the scene. The weapon was reported stolen in North Carolina in 2014. Franklin is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing any firearms. He is being held on a no-bond status.
The involved officer is Police Officer First Class Brandon Farley. He’s a four-year veteran and is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District III. He is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.