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Man faces attempted murder charges after Md. police-involved shooting

The Fort Washington, Maryland, man shot at officers through the windshield of his car when they moved in to arrest him. He's now facing multiple charges including attempted murder.

WASHINGTON — A Fort Washington, Maryland, man involved in a police shooting Monday is now facing multiple charges including attempted first degree murder.

Prince George’s County police say Tywan Jackson, 25, shot at officers through the windshield of his car when officers moved in to arrest him. Jackson also faces charges of first degree assault, firearm charges and auto theft.

The reported incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. at the Courts of Camp Springs apartments, near the 6200 block of Maxwell Drive. No officers were hurt.

According to Prince George’s police Chief Hank Stawinski, officers investigating a car theft ring saw Jackson entering a stolen car that they had under surveillance. Jackson pulled out a gun as he approached it.

When officers tried to arrest him, Stawinski said, Jackson fired at officers through a car window. Officers returned fire and wounded him, the chief said. They then administered first aid. Jackson was later taken to a hospital, where he was reported to be in stable condition.

A preliminary investigation indicates about 10 shots were exchanged between the officers and Jackson, Stawinski said.

The officers involved were placed on routine administrative leave. The state’s attorney’s office will review the incident.

It’s the third police-involved shooting in the D.C. area in the past three days. On Sunday evening, officers were ambushed in Woodbridge, Virginia. And early Monday morning, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, police killed a man while serving a protective order.

WTOP’s Mike Murillo contributed to this report.


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