Of­fi­cer fa­tally shot man point­ing gun at 2 oth­ers

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

Prince Ge­orge’s County Po­lice say an of­fi­cer fa­tally shot a driver who was point­ing a gun at his pas­sen­ger and an­other of­fi­cer.

Po­lice Chief Hank Staw­in­ski said that of­fi­cers re­spond­ing to a re­port of a sus­pi­cious ve­hi­cle in Capi­tol Heights on Thurs­day found two peo­ple asleep in a car. When of­fi­cers woke them, the pas­sen­ger tried to flee and the driver pointed a hand­gun at the pas­sen­ger and the of­fi­cer on the pas­sen­ger side.

That’s when an of­fi­cer on the driver’s side fired, strik­ing the driver, the chief said.

Of­fi­cers per­formed CPR, but the driver died at a hos­pi­tal. Po­lice identified him as 19-year-old Ter­rence Thomas Jr., 19, of Capi­tol Heights.

Po­lice said they re­cov­ered weapons.

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