Police officer in DC shoots man during incident on highway in Bowie

An investigation is currently ongoing after a D.C. police officer reportedly shot a man in Bowie on Wednesday evening. According to sources, the incident occurred around 6 p.m. on Crain Highway near the intersection of Trade Zone Avenue and Queen Anne Road. Sierra Fox from FOX 5 provides the latest updates on this developing story.

An investigation is currently underway following the fatal shooting of a man by a D.C. police officer in Bowie on Wednesday evening.

In the late afternoon, the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack received a call about a collision between two vehicles on Crain Highway at Village Drive. Troopers promptly responded to the scene around 5 p.m.

According to officials from the Maryland State Police, the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash had fled the scene on foot before the arrival of officers.

Around an hour later, right before 6 p.m., state troopers received a call and were dispatched to Crain Highway once again. This time, they were responding to a report of a shooting near Trade Zone Avenue.

An off-duty Metropolitan Police Department Lieutenant named Daren Jones was driving his marked patrol car near Crain Highway and Trade Zone Avenue when he noticed a man named Ian Tilton, 28, of Annapolis, standing in the middle of the road, according to a preliminary investigation.

Jones immediately contacted for help, and a police officer from the Prince George’s County Police Department was the first to respond.

According to officials, Tilton reportedly brandished a knife and charged at the Prince George’s County Police officer. In response, the officer attempted to use his stun gun, but it proved to be ineffective.

According to the Maryland State Police, Jones discharged his agency-issued firearm and successfully hit the suspect.

A trooper from the Maryland State Police Aviation Command wasted no time in lending a helping hand to Prince George’s County emergency medical services personnel in providing aid to Tilton.

The ambulance rushed him to the University of Maryland Capital Regional Hospital in Largo, where medical professionals later declared him deceased.

The investigation is being led by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, as they believe these two incidents are connected.

The investigation has led to the closure of all northbound lanes on U.S. Route 301 between Queen Anne Road and Trade Zone Avenue.

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