Off-Duty Pentagon Officer Shoots Dead 2 People He ‘Thought’ Were Stealing a Car, Takoma Park Police Say

Off-Duty Pentagon Officer Shoots Dead 2 People He ‘Thought’ Were Stealing a Car, Takoma Park Police Say

Two people were shot dead by an off-duty Pentagon Force Protection Agency police officer who thought he saw the pair stealing a car early Wednesday morning, police in Maryland said in a statement.

Shortly after 5 a.m., officers from the Takoma Park Police Department responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the parking lot of the Takoma Overlook Condominiums on New Hampshire Avenue, the department said. When they got there, the off-duty Pentagon officer approached them and said he’d seen “what he thought was a car being broken into.”

“He engaged the suspects who failed to follow his direction,” the statement said. “The suspects attempted to flee in a vehicle at which time the officer discharged his service weapon.”

The suspects, who both had gunshot wounds, drove themselves to Prince George’s Hospital, where they later died, the statement said.



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