Two suspects are in custody following the ambush style attack and murder of a Prince George’s County police Officer outside headquarters in Landover, Maryland. The suspected gunman suffered non-life-threatening injuries following a shootout with police.
The fallen officer has been identified as 28-year-old Jacai Colson, a 4 year veteran of the department. The FOP president said of Colson, “Jacai was a cops’ cop. He was a personal friend. I’m going to miss him.”
When asked about the cause of the attack, County Police Chief Henry Stawinski said, “it wasn’t about anything. This man launched an attack on a police station and engaged several Prince George’s County police officers in a gunfight, to which they responded heroically.”
We have a 2nd suspect in custody. Prelim: we do not believe there are outstanding suspects but investigation is in early stages.
— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) March 13, 2016
Colson would have celebrated his 29th birthday this week according to NBC Washington. His killing is just the latest in a spike of attacks on officers this year in Maryland and throughout the country.