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


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.”

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