Corporal Kenneth Meushaw shot District Height officer in crossfire

11:43 AM, Dec 14, 2013   |    comments
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DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police are continuing to investigate a police involved shooting in which one officer shot another.

Preliminary investigation suggests that a District Heights officer was shot by Corporal Kenneth Meushaw, a nine-year veteran of the Prince George's County Police Department.

Police say the two officers were responding to a commercial robbery when they found themselves on opposite sides of a getaway car that a suspect, identified as 25-year-old Bobby Frederick Dews, had entered.

The officers both fired their weapons and the District Heights officer was shot by Corporal Meushaw during the exchange, officials said.

The District Heights officer was wearing a bullet proof vest, which police say likely saved his life.

Police say they believe a round fired by the District Heights officer struck Dews.

Three suspects were involved in the commercial robbery. Police say Dews, 35-year-old Charles Sander Davis, Jr., and another suspect entered a business, assaulted an employee and stole cash.

Investigation revealed that 22-year-old Jordann Denise Walker was serving as a getaway driver in the car that the officers surrounded.

"Officers often respond to critical incidents where they face threats which require an instant response.  The dynamic and fluid nature of these incidents can sometimes lead officers to place themselves and/or their fellow officers in the line of fire.  This is one of the many reasons why officers train annually on detecting and avoiding crossfire situations," Prince George's County police said in a news release.

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