07/06/2012

Video: Gunman steals cruiser in Md. shootout

Police caught up with him a short distance away forced the stolen cruiser into a brick wall

MyFoxDC.com

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — FOX 5 has obtained exclusive video of a shootout and chase in College Park that involved police and a stolen cruiser.

The incident began Thursday night when Prince George's County Police responded to Lakeland Road and Route 1 for reports of a gunman.

When police arrived, they exchanged gunfire with an armed man who has been identified as 21-year-old Andre McKoy.

A witness says officers then tried to McKoy to the ground when somehow he got away and stole a police car.

Police caught up with him a short distance away and rammed the stolen cruiser forcing it into a brick wall at a McDonald's at Berwyn House Road.

Police say McKoy was shot multiple times, hit with Tasers and batons before finally being taken into custody.

Police say McKoy's mother called 911 to report he was high on PCP, was armed, and there were 2 children in the house. He is now listed in good condition at a local hospital, and will be charged with attempted murder of a police officer, assault and gun charges.

The University of Maryland was kept on lockdown until midnight.

Reprinted with permission from MyFoxDC.com

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