Two officers were shot last Tuesday after breaking into the wrong house with a search warrant.
According to reports, Two Prince George’s police officers knocked on an apartment at 2700 block of Lorring Drive to issue a Drug Search warrant. According to police, a man and his daughter were in the house at 10:30pm when the knocking happened, and did not hear anything.
When the door wasn’t answered, the police officers used a tool to break into the house. When the Father in the house heard that noise, he armed himself with a shotgun, and told his daughter to go to the back of the house to and hide to stay safe. As soon as the door opened, he fired one shot. That one shot hit one officer in the hand, and the other officer in the shoulder, hitting both officers.
Chief Stawinski of the Two Prince George’s department said:
“That individual acted to protect himself and his daughter from what he believed to be a threat of home invasion… As that door now opens, he realizes now that those are police officers… He immediately drops that weapon, he immediately goes to the window and starts communicating, ‘you got the wrong address don’t shoot my daughter’.”
The tactical team started treating the 2 officers and took the man into custody. And after interviewing the man, they decided the man would not be charged.
One of the wounded officers was treated and released from the hospital, while the other is still in the hospital being treated for injuries to his arm and face.