Monday, September 10, 2018

PGPD Investigating Off-Duty Baltimore City Police Officer-Involved Shooting

The Prince George’s County Police Department continues to investigate a non-contact shooting involving an off-duty Baltimore City Police officer. The incident occurred on September 7th at approximately 2:10 pm in District Heights.

The preliminary investigation reveals the off-duty officer observed a suspect breaking into the officer’s personally-owned truck that was parked in a shopping center parking lot in the 5800 block of Silver Hill Road.  Preliminarily, it’s believed the suspect targeted the officer’s truck. Prior to stopping at a restaurant on Silver Hill Road, the officer had been at a gun range in the county.  The investigation revealed the suspect was also at the gun range and followed the officer to District Heights.  The suspect broke into the officer’s truck when it became unoccupied and took a bag from inside containing several weapons.  The officer saw the suspect breaking into his truck and taking the bag.  The officer went to confront the suspect. The officer discharged a firearm toward the suspect who fled in a car.  The suspect’s car and the bag containing the officer’s weapons were recovered nearby minutes later.  

This remains an active investigation. Any additional information regarding the suspect and the theft from the truck will be released when the investigation allows. As with all officer-involved shootings, the Prince George’s County Police Department will present the findings of our investigation to the State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

All questions regarding the identity and status of the involved officer should be directed to the Baltimore City Police Department.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.

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