News Flash Home
The original item was published from 9/22/2010 3:41:06 PM to 10/21/2010 12:00:05 AM.

News Flash

Forest Hgts Police Dept

Posted on: September 21, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Forest Heights Police Apprehend Attempted Murder Suspect

On September 21, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. Forest Heights Police respond to the area of Miles Drive and Modoc Lane for a fight. Shortly after the first officer arrives he is fired upon by an unknown suspect holding an AK-47 assault rifle. The officer finds a safe zone around the perimeter of the house and calls for back-up.

Additional Forest Heights and Prince George's County Police units respond. After stopping and interviewing two men police discovered that one of the men who was stopped and subsequently released was the suspect in the shooting. The accidental release of the suspect sent Forest Heights Police on relentless pursuit of the suspect who had shot at one of their officers. A warrant was obtained that night.

By 7:00 p.m. the next day the shooter was apprehended by the very officer that he shot at, who recognized him from the stop on the night prior. "We are very grateful that neither our officer nor the first victim were injured and that the shooter was arrested in less than a day", noted Acting Lieutenant Washington, the Patrol Commander.

The suspect is facing two counts of attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, and multiple counts of reckless endangerment, among other charges.

Facebook Twitter Email