A police officer in Prince George’s County was shot and later died of his wounds. WUSA9 reported that it was an unprovoked attack on the police officer near the county police headquarters. Two suspects are in custody, one is in the hospital and the other is being interrogated.
Rest in peace, Officer Jacai Colson. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued the following statement on Facebook:
“I am shocked and saddened by the news this evening of the death of Prince George’s County police officer Jacai Colson in the line of duty. Our administration is committed to assisting Prince George’s County officials during this time, and the Maryland State Police are working closely with local law enforcement to provide support as needed.”
“The First Lady and I send our sincere prayers to the family and loved ones of Officer Colson, who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his fellow citizens and community. It is my hope that his proud legacy of commitment and passion for law enforcement and serving others will provide some comfort in the difficult days that lie ahead.”
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