Deputy Sheriff Fatally Shoots Burglar at His Fort Washington Home
A deputy sheriff who works in Alexandria, VA, was confronted by a burglary suspect when he arrived home to Fort Washington, according to police.
Update: 6:02 p.m.: Police have identified the burglary suspect who they say was fatally shot by a VA deputy sheriff while the deputy's Fort Washington home was being burglarized.
The deceased suspect is Jon Adgrain Pocknett, 20, of the 4000 block of Doncaster Drive in Indian Head, according to police.
Original Post: Authorities say an Alexandria, VA deputy sheriff who lives in Fort Washington shot a burglary suspect to death Tuesday night inside his home.
According to Prince George's County police, the deputy noticed his front door was damaged around 10:50 p.m. when he returned to his residence in 8400 block of Rose Marie Drive.
When he went inside, he was reportedly confronted by the suspect.
The homeowner shot the apparent burglar, who collapsed outside the home, according to police. Investigators believe one or more additional suspects were also on the scene.
Officers quickly responded to the scene, where the suspect was pronounced dead, police said.
Police are investigating the incident and have asked that anyone with additional about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to: http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.