Jacai D. Colson
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 3693
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Charged with murder
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Police Officer Jacai Colson was shot and killed while responding to active shooter at the Prince George's County Police Department's District III police station at 7600 Barlowe Road.
At approximately 4:30 pm two brothers drove to the police station where one of them opened fire as the other two filmed the incident. The subject with the gun shot at the police station, an ambulance, and passing cars before being engaged by responding officers. Officer Colson, who was in plainclothes, also responded to the scene and engaged the subject, allowing the other officers to seek cover.
Officer Colson was inadvertently struck by a round fired by one of the other officers. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the wound.
The armed subject was also wounded. He and his two brothers were all taken into custody and charged with second degree murder, six counts of attempted first degree murder, nine counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, and other charges.
Officer Colson had served with the Prince George's County Police Department for four years and assigned to the Narcotics Division.