•   
  •   
  •   

US Off-duty Pentagon police officer shot and killed two people he believed were breaking into a car, police say

06:05  08 april  2021
06:05  08 april  2021 Source:   cnn.com

Lawmakers anxious over lack of Pentagon picks

  Lawmakers anxious over lack of Pentagon picks The White House hasn't sent any defense nominees to the Senate since January, when Biden tapped the Pentagon's top three leaders.The White House hasn't sent any defense nominees to the Senate since January, when Biden tapped the Pentagon's top three leaders. Now, some lawmakers are voicing concerns that key leaders — such as a trio of civilian service secretaries — aren't in place as the administration gets ready to deliver the broad outlines of its first budget this week and Congress ramps up its work toward annual defense legislation.

An off-duty federal police officer shot and killed two people he believed had broken into a car in Maryland on Wednesday morning, according to local authorities.

  Off-duty Pentagon police officer shot and killed two people he believed were breaking into a car, police say © Provided by CNN

The incident happened at about 5 a.m. in the parking lot of a condominium complex in Takoma Park, Maryland, a suburb about 7 miles from Washington, DC.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired and were approached by an off-duty Pentagon Force Protection Agency police officer who said he thought a car was being burglarized, according to a statement from the Takoma Park Police Department.

"He engaged the suspects who failed to follow his direction," police said in the statement. "The suspects attempted to flee in a vehicle at which time the officer discharged his service weapon."

Officer Eric Talley: Slain police officer's life celebrated in public Boulder funeral

  Officer Eric Talley: Slain police officer's life celebrated in public Boulder funeral Officer Eric Talley was remembered for his love of family and his bravery at a public funeral in Lafayette, Colorado, on Tuesday -- one week after giving his life as the first police officer to arrive at the King Soopers store where a gunman killed him and nine others. © Boulder Police Deptartment Once Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley and fellow officers arrived on the scene after a gunman opened fire at a supermarket, no one other than Talley was shot. "This is part of that bravery, in that, rightfully so, everyone in that store that fateful day ...

A short time later, police said, "two of the suspects involved arrived at Prince George's Hospital, both suffering from gunshot wounds."

Both of them died at the hospital.

It's unclear whether the two people were breaking into the car.

Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough told CNN in a statement, "I can confirm that an off-duty PFPA police officer was involved in a shooting incident early this morning in Takoma Park, Maryland, that resulted in two fatalities."

She added, "Per standard policy, the police officer has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. Also per standard policy, PFPA will be conducting an internal administrative investigation."

The Takoma Park Police Department and the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office are investigating the incident.

Takoma Park Police declined to provide further information.

CNN has reached out to the state's attorney's office.

'Clear the Capitol,' Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows .
New details about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot are revealed in a previously undisclosed internal Pentagon document.“Clear the Capitol,” Pence said.

usr: 0
This is interesting!