On Sunday, Prince George’s County, Maryland Police Officer Jacai Colson was killed during an apparent suicide attack on a Landover police station by Michael Ford. Ford enlisted his two brothers, Elijah and Malik to film the shooting as he expected to die during the attack. While it was initially thought that Officer Colson was killed by Ford, Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski announced today that Colson had in fact been shot by a fellow officer during the exchange of gunfire. Complicating the situation was the fact that Colson was undercover at the time and not in uniform . . .
As baltimore.cbslocal.com reports,
The chief wants to make one thing clear–he does not believe an officer was intentionally trying to kill another. He described it as a chaotic scene that has many searching for answers. …
“I do not for a second believe that this was a police officer intentionally firing at another police officer,” said Chief Hank Stawinski, Prince George’s County Police Department.
Let’s hope not. Fog of war and all that.
Though he may have expected to die, Michael Ford, the shooter, survived being shot by police and is still hospitalized.
All three brothers are being charged with attempted murder. The remaining two were denied bond at a court hearing Wednesday.
Malik passed out in court. His father talked about him, saying: “He didn’t pull the trigger. My son is a great person.” He added: “I’ve lost three kids in one shot.”