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Police Officer Hit by Getaway Car, Two Suspects Shot

A Prince George's County police officer was hit by a getaway car Saturday and two suspects were shot by police.

A police officer was hit by a getaway car Saturday and two suspects were shot by police. File|Patch
A police officer was hit by a getaway car Saturday and two suspects were shot by police. File|Patch

Two men in a car trying to run down Prince George's County Police officers responding to a domestic dispute were shot by police, and one officer was hit by the fleeing car.

Patrol officers were called to the 8600 block of Temple Hill Road in Clinton about 1 p.m. Saturday. The homeowner called 911 when someone tried to force their way inside her home, police said. 

As they arrived, patrol officers saw a man run from the home and get into a nearby car. The officers attempted to stop the car with two men inside before it began moving. Police said the suspects’ car sped toward the officers, striking one of them, before speeding away from the scene. During the encounter, two officers fired their service weapons.

A short time later, investigators learned that both suspects were at different hospitals with gunshot wounds. Detectives have since recovered the suspect’s car at another location. It is not yet clear how or when the two suspects separated, or how they ended up at different hospitals.

Investigators believe one of the suspects was previously in a relationship with the woman who lives on Temple Hill Road. Detectives are working to determine the motive in this case.

The injured officer was taken to a hospital, and is expected to make a full recovery. Both of the involved officers who fired their service weapons are on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Both suspects face charges related to the breaking and entering. The driver faces additional charges related to the first-degree assault.

Robert Curry April 06, 2014 at 04:10 PM
All too frequently, police deliberately place themselves in front of occupied motor vehicles, deliberately making themselves targets, so as to "Justify" using deadly force in otherwise minor incidents! I tend to believe that should I, a homeowner, find someone stealing from my garage and deliberately place myself in their escape path, to attempt justification of MY use of deadly force when they come towards ME as they try to escape, the police/court would probably say I should have "Stepped Aside" amd permitted the escape! WHY the double standard? Those that escape, usually go on to continue their crime spree against other victims! Citizens should be entitled to defend themselves and their property the same as police!
Mr. Mxyzptlk April 08, 2014 at 08:59 AM
Robert, you have no idea what occurred yet you spent 11 lines of text to criticize the police, yet not even a single word criticizing the criminal behavior in this case. Not a single word of well wishes to the inured police officer. Not a single word of thanks for the officers doing a dangerous job with no support from those in the community such as you. "Otherwise minor"? The police had no idea if the person fleeing had just injured or killed someone in that home. Just say, "Thank You."
Marcus Aurelius April 09, 2014 at 07:16 AM
Thanks to all of you that protect us all everyday 24/7, and we are letting the politicians get a 16% raise come on people force them to vote for it first and to "pay it forward" to those that protect us, not rule over us.

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