WASHINGTON – A man who was found naked on a fire truck was high at the time and now faces an attempted murder charge for shooting his childhood friend.
Prince George’s County police arrested Mohamed Sulaiman Bah, 24, of Silver Spring, and charged him with shooting a man in a car parked in the 11900 block of Beltsville Drive. He also faces a charge of first-degree assault.
Police found the injured man, whose name has not been released, about 6 p.m. Wednesday, after officers were called to Beltsville Drive for a report of a car accident. The injured man was in the backseat of the car suffering from a gun shot wound.
He remained in the hospital in critical condition Thursday, police said.
Police have no motive for the shooting and say the victim was Bah’s childhood friend. They were in the car with a third man, who was driving, when Bah turned to the back seat, shot his friend, then stripped naked, and ran from the scene, police said.
Police soon found Bah at the Calverton Shopping Center, which is just a block or two away on Beltsville Drive. He had removed his clothes and climbed onto a fire truck.
Bah initially refused to come down off the truck. When he did climb down, a Prince George’s officer shot him with a Taser stun gun to subdue Bah, police said.
The officer used the Taser because Bah refused to comply with police commands and because of his erractic behavior, which led police to believe he was high on drugs. They called it a textbook case on how and when to properly use a stun gun.
Police said Bah exhibited classic characteristics of someone who is high on PCP at the time of his arrest.
Officers recovered the gun used in the Beltsville Road shooting near the car. The driver of the car was not injured and is not considered a suspect, police said.
Here’s video of the incident. There may be some graphic content.