Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Suspect Faces Attempted Murder & Assault Charges Following Officer-Involved Shooting

Anton Ferrell

A Temple Hills man is facing charges after threatening a Prince George’s County Police Officer with a knife. The suspect is 29-year-old Anton Ferrell of the 6500 block of Beechwood Drive. He’s charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder and related assault charges.

On February 28th, at about 6:15 pm, officers were dispatched to the suspect’s home for the report of a domestic dispute. The preliminary investigation reveals the 911 caller, the suspect’s mother, indicated her son threatened to harm her inside of the home. When the first officer arrived, the mother exited the home and warned the officer her son threatened to stab any officer who came to the home. The suspect then also exited the home armed with the pictured knife and walked toward the officer. Witnesses report hearing the officer tell the suspect multiple times to drop the weapon. When the suspect refused to obey the officer’s verbal commands, the officer discharged his duty weapon. The suspect was struck once in the leg. Preliminarily, his injuries are not considered life-threatening. The involved officer and the suspect’s mother were not hurt. The suspect remains hospitalized and is being held on a no-bond status.

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and Internal Affairs Division are investigating this incident. The involved officer is Corporal Ervin Neal. He’s a 12-year veteran and is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. He’s on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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