DC police officer killed in motorcycle crash

The 1st Battalion of the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Service shows its respect for the fallen D.C. police officer as fellow D.C. police officers escort his body to Baltimore.
D.C. police officers escort the body of their fallen officer to Baltimore.
The scene on the 9100 block of Piscataway Road after an off-duty D.C. police officer was killed in a motorcycle crash on Friday. (Courtesy Prince George's County Police Department via Twitter)

WASHINGTON — An off-duty D.C. police officer was killed Friday while riding a motorcycle in Clinton, Maryland.

It happened in the 9100 block of Piscataway Road. Jamal Shaw was riding his own motorcycle when a vehicle on the right lane abruptly changed lanes, a Prince George’s County police spokesman said.

Shaw tried to “lay down” his motorcycle when another vehicle, driving in the opposite directions, struck him. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the striking vehicle was not hurt.

Shaw joined D.C. police in 2015 and was assigned to the First District.

Piscataway Road was closed for several hours.

The D.C. Police Department asked people to keep Shaw’s family and friends in their prayers following his death.

Below is the area where it happened.

WTOP’s Andrea Cambron contributed to this report.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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