UPDATE: The involved officer has been identified as 13-year veteran Corporal Donald Taylor, assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District I. He remains on administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy.
Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team (SIRT) is investigating a police-involved shooting that occurred in Brentwood, Maryland, last night.
On February 3, 2012, at approximately 9:40 p.m., detectives from the District I Robbery Suppression Team (RST) were working an assignment near Rhode Island Avenue and 38th Street. At one point detectives observed two individuals, one wearing a mask, enter the Lowest Price Gas convenience store located in the 3800 block of Rhode Island Avenue. Believing that the two suspects were about to commit a robbery, RST detectives confronted the suspects. One of the suspects swung at the involved officer and began to flee. The officer caught up to the suspect after a brief foot pursuit, during which time the suspect began to reach for the officer’s firearm. Fearing that the suspect was attempting to take control of his firearm, the officer discharged his weapon at the suspect and made the apprehension. There were no reported injuries from the firearm discharge.
The suspect, later identified as Ryan Keith Dorm, 19, of the 4100 block of Parkwood Court in Cottage City, Maryland, has been charged with attempted second degree assault and attempt to disarm a law enforcement officer. He has been remanded to the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro.
The involved officer, a 13 year veteran, assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District I, has been placed on administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team (SIRT) at (301) 856-2660. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ submit a tip online.