Monday, October 8, 2012

PGPD Investigates Police-Involved Shooting in Bladensburg

Damon Earl Wilson, 24
5400 Block of Newton Street, Hyattsville MD

On October 7th, at approximately 7:05 p.m., officers responded to the 3500 block of 55th Avenue, Bladensburg, after a woman called 911 and said she was being threatened by her ex-boyfriend. An officer arrived on scene and located the victim, who reported that the suspect had kicked in her apartment door, assaulted her, and then fled the scene.

While the officer was investigating, the suspect, who was armed with a knife, returned to the scene. The officer confronted the suspect and gave him multiple verbal commands, ordering him to drop the weapon.  The suspect refused to comply and continued advancing towards the officer while still armed with the knife.  The officer, fearing for his life, was forced to fire his service weapon, striking the suspect and stopping the threat.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition. The suspect has been identified as Damon Earl Wilson, 24, of the 5400 block of Newton Street, Hyattsville.  A warrant has been obtained for Wilson, charging him with attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, and several additional charges in connection with this incident.

The involved officer is a four-year veteran assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.  He is currently on routine administrative leave.  The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigation Response Team (SIRT) at (301) 856-2660. 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: to submit a tip online.

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