Transcript for Maryland Officer's Tragic Death Was Friendly Fire
Tragic death of the young Maryland officer in a gun battle right outside the police station officer Takais Colson undercover and out of uniform at the time. The police saying that a shooter who want it to die started the gunfight with police his Brothers allegedly recording the whole thing. But late today we learned that another officer might have shot him accidentally. Here's ABC's senior justice correspondent your tops. This is the man authorities say opened fire at police headquarters trying to ambush officers police say the suspect Michael board. Apparently wanted to commits suicide. And in a bizarre twist his two Brothers were there with him recording the ensuing gun battle on their cell phones. During require quite undercover officer to cry Colson was critically wounded. Transported to a local hospital his fellow officers holding hands praying he would survive. He did not police say officer Colson was killed by friendly fire. We believe the fired round. That led to detective called his death. Was fired by one of his fellow prince George's cannon police officers today a police department mourns one of his old veteran four year officer with an outstanding record. A squad car draped in black to honor. As for the suspect's motive that's unknown. Police say he in the history of mental illness so many unanswered questions please simply can't understand. While the gunman's Brothers did not try to stop is apparent suicide attempt. But instead it recorded. David Pierre Thomas in Maryland tonight.
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