CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD. — The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a non-contact officer-involved shooting in Capitol Heights.
Now you might ask yourself what exactly does that mean?
Apparently, its police-speak for “Our officer shot at and missed some lunatic who tried to run him over”.
That officer should be given more time on the range as bad guys who try to run over anyone, much less a cop, need to be blasted into the next century.
Now, more with the police report on this incident:
The Special Investigative Response Team (SIRT) is handling the investigation.
The suspect is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of assault on two of our officers.
The suspect is 33-year-old Anthony Ernest Skinner of the 700 block of Barnes Street in Northeast Washington.
The preliminary investigation reveals on March 30, 2015, at about 10:45 pm, the officers attempted a traffic stop on a car in the 5900 block of Seat Pleasant Drive.
As the officers approached the car, the driver, later identified as Anthony Skinner, sped off. A short time later, the officers located the car in a cul-de-sac in the 7000 block of 71st Court. The uniformed officers approached on foot and ordered Skinner to shut off his car. Skinner did not comply with their orders and accelerated toward the officers. One of the officers discharged his firearm, striking the car. The suspect was not struck. He then sped off.
A countywide lookout for the suspect was broadcast. Officers located Skinner a short time later in the 5500 block of Winston Street in Marlowe Heights. As officers again tried to stop the suspect’s car, he clipped a cruiser and ultimately struck a tree. He was taken into custody. Skinner was treated for minor injuries and released. There were no injuries to our officers at either location.
Skinner faces two counts of attempted murder and two counts of assault. He has admitted his involvement.
PGPD Suspends Officer Following Off-Duty Incident
The officer involved is a three-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department, assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. He is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
A Prince George’s County Police Officer has been suspended following an incident that occurred while the officer was off-duty.
Corporal Jesse Stewart was issued a criminal summons charging him with misdemeanor reckless endangerment. The allegation stems from an incident on March 23, 2015.
The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division launched an investigation after learning of the incident.
Chief Mark Magaw released the following statement today:
“When one of our officers is accused of wrongdoing, we take those allegations seriously. Our Special Investigation Response Team immediately launched an investigation upon learning of the allegation. The Prince George’s County Police Department holds our officers to high standards whether they are on or off duty.”
Stewart has been employed by the PGPD for 21 years and is assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division.