Victim Identified in Officer-Involved Shooting

LA PLATA, Md. (Oct. 6, 209)—The Charles County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect in the assault which led to an officer-involved shooting on Oct. 2 in Pisgah as Cornelius Maurice Warren, 44, of Indian Head.

The sheriff's office released the following information after the shooting:

The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting involving two Charles County Sheriff's Officers. On Oct. 2 at 3:25 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Nelson Point Road and Mason Springs Road in Pisgah. During the course of the stop, officers developed information that drugs were inside the vehicle. The driver and passenger were asked to exit the car at which point officers observed a large quantity of marijuana inside the vehicle. At that point, one of the suspects jumped into the driver's seat and attempted to flee. A struggle ensued between the suspect and officers during which the suspect attempted to grab one officer's handgun. Both officers discharged their firearms striking the suspect.

The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later. The suspect's identity will be released once he has been positively identified.

In accordance with Agency policy, both officers were placed on administrative leave. The investigation is ongoing.

Police say the investigation is continuing and no further details are available at this time.

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