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Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Shooting at Prince George's Co. Officer

November 6, 2018

A 25-year-old man is facing attempted first-degree murder charges after shooting at an officer who was attempting to arrest him, police say.

Tywan Jackson, of Fort Washington, is facing multiple charges including attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, firearm charges and auto theft. 

Detectives with the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement unit in the county were in the 6000 block of Maxwell Drive on Monday afternoon investigating a car theft ring. 

The detectives were conducting surveillance on a particular stolen car and saw Jackson getting into that vehicle. One of the detectives saw Jackson holding a gun.

When officers moved in to arrest him Jackson shot at an officer through the windshield of the car.

Officers returned fire, striking Jackson.

He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

The involved officers are Officer Brandon Westfall and Officer Brendan Strokes.

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