Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Thanks to Prince George’s County Ex-Pat for the article below.
D.C.-area officer shot, killed; 2 suspects held in “unprovoked attack”
By Greg Toppo
8:42 PM. CDT March 13, 2016
USA TODAY , WFAA
Police in suburban Washington, D.C., have taken two suspects into custody after an officer was shot dead outside a district station on Sunday.
Officials in Prince George's County, Md., tweeted late Sunday: "One of your defenders lost his life in defense of this community today."
Police Chief Henry P. Stawinski III said the shooting was "an unprovoked attack."
Authorities said another person, who is not a police officer, also was wounded.
A witness, Lascelles Grant, told The Washington Post that she heard what she thought was firecrackers or gunshots. [Why did the Washington Post name the witness? Is the newspaper trying to get her murdered, or intimidated into refusing to cooperate or testify in court?] When she looked outside she saw a man dressed in black firing a handgun. "He fired one shot, and then he started pacing back and forth, then fired another shot," she said.
The officer, 28-year-old Jacai Colson, was a four-year veteran of the department.
Police had advised people near the Prince George's County Police Department District III Station in Landover to stay inside and avoid the area as they looked for the suspects. After the second person was apprehended Sunday evening, police said they did not believe more suspects were at large, but cautioned the investigation was "in early stages."
People gathered outside Prince George's Hospital Center where the officer was being treated, WUSA-TV reported.
Prince George’s County Assistant Fire Chief Alan Doubleday told WTOP-TV that an "active-shooter situation" unfolded at the district station next to police headquarters on Barlowe Road.
There was no indication of a motive in the shooting. Police did not identify the officer or the two suspects in custody.
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Chief: One of your defenders lost his life in defense of this community today. This was an unprovoked attack. pic.twitter.com/anAxJfsFZH— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) March 14, 2016