Officers involved in robbery identified
The six police officers who confronted and gunned down a robber Friday morning outside a Capital One bank branch in Takoma Park were identified Saturday, but the robber was not.
Montgomery County police said three officers who surrounded the robber, as he emerged from the bank with a hostage at gunpoint, were from the Takoma Park police: Acting Lt. Tyrone Collington Sr., a 12-year veteran and commander of the support services division; Cpl. Thomas E. Black, a five-year veteran, and Private David M. Quante Jr., a five-year veteran. Black and Quante are patrol officers.
The other officers were from the Prince George’s County police: Acting Sgt. Robbie Loveday, a 13year veteran; Cpl. Bryan Medina, an eight-year veteran; and Officer Osiris Lopez Jr., a five-year veteran. All are assigned to the Hyattsville district station.
The officers fired after the hostage fled from the gunman and he followed with his gun extended, video of the event showed. One Prince George’s officer was grazed during the shooting.
All six officers were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of criminal and internal administrative investigations.