Officer dead after ambush-style shooting outside police station

Posted at 6:25 PM, Mar 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-13 18:25:39-04

LANDOVER, Maryland —  An officer in Prince George’s County in Maryland is dead following an ambush-style attack outside of police headquarters a suburb of Washington, DC.

The Prince George’s County Police Department said on Twitter that officer Jacai Colson, 28, died in an “unprovoked attack.” The department said Colson was a four-year veteran of the force.

Initially police said Colson was just days shy of his 29th birthday.

The shooting occurred Sunday afternoon near the police station in Landover, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Authorities say another person, who is not a police officer, also was wounded.

Police said two suspects were in custody.