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.