Prince Georges Police Beat: Asshams Pharoah Manley dead when he attempted to grab cop’s gun

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Asshams Manley dead when he attempted to grab cop’s gun

FORESTVILLE, MD. — The trouble with a druggie attempting to gain a cop’s gun is that he just might get what he wanted – barrel first. Prince Georges Police report that a druggie did exactly that and as a result died at a hospital from a shot fired from that gun.

Police say that a man who was spotted running from a crash scene at about 11:20 pm on Aug. 14, 2015 and was stopped by an officer began to struggle with that cop. Even though he had taken one bullet, the man continued to fight to gain access to the gun, say police.

A second officer arrived and deployed a Taser but it wasn’t until a third officer arrived that the wounded and tased suspect was collared.

Police say that the man died at the hospital on Aug. 15, 2015. He is identified as 30-year-old Asshams Pharoah Manley of 3401 Princess Grace Court in Forestville. Tests conducted at the hospital revealed the decedent had opiates and marijuana in his system. Anyone with information related to this case is asked to our call investigators at 301-856-2660

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigation Response Team (SIRT) is investigating the circumstances of an officer-involved shooting on Friday night August 14, 2015 on Walker Mill Road. The officer’s weapon was discharged while the officer was in a struggle over his handgun with a suspect.

None of the Prince Georges Police officers were hurt. The involved patrol officer is a two-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department. He is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call SIRT investigators at 301-856-2660.

Manley does not have a criminal record in Maryland, according to online records.

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