The Prince George’s County Police Department charged two men with firearms offenses following their arrest in Landover on Monday. The suspects are 21-year-old Rasheed Thorne of no fixed address and 21-year-old William Walker IV of no fixed address.

William Walker IV

On May 20, 2024, at approximately 12:40 pm, the Metropolitan Police Department notified the PGPD that its officers were involved in an active pursuit of shooting suspects. The suspects crashed their car in the area of Kent Town Place and Route 202 in Landover. Officers arrested them at the crash scene. A gun was recovered nearby.

The PGPD charged both suspects with two firearms offenses. They are in the custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.


Anyone with information on this case who would like to speak to a PGPD detective may call 301-516-2512. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device), or call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous. Please refer to case number 24-0028987. 

DOUBLE DOSE OF DUMB SHOT AT DC POLICE CAPTAIN…and he caught part of their tag number

The Metropolitan Police Department announces two suspects were apprehended after shooting at an off-duty MPD captain in Northwest.

On Monday, May 20, 2024, at approximately 12:09 p.m., officers received a call for a shooting in the 5800 block of 7th Street, Northwest. An off-duty MPD captain was driving his personal vehicle to work when he spotted a car driving erratically in front of him. The car stopped, one suspect got out and shot at the captain’s vehicle.

The captain was injured in the shooting and drove his vehicle to the Fourth District Station for assistance. He was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Despite his injuries, the captain was able to note part of the suspect vehicle’s license plate number, which was immediately relayed to MPD’s Real Time Crime Center (RTCC). Shortly thereafter, the RTCC located the vehicle using license plate reader technology near Bladensburg Road, Northeast, and New York Avenue, Northeast, and relayed the information to officers in the Fifth District. MPD’s Air Support Unit, Falcon 1, and officers from the Fifth District pursued the suspect vehicle to Landover, Maryland, where the car was involved in a single-vehicle crash. Two suspects were taken into custody by the Prince George’s County Police Department.

Both suspects are currently wanted, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) in reference to this offense. 21-year-old Rasheed Thorne, of Northwest, D.C., and 21-year-old William Walker, of Upper Marlboro, MD, will go through the extradition process and will be returned to Washington, DC.

“This is a reminder of the daily dangers we face and why I have immense appreciation for what our members do to protect others,” said Chief of Police Pamela A. Smith. “We are grateful that our officer has not sustained life-threatening injuries. I want to thank all the federal and local partners who have reached out today to provide support. Additionally, the community was very helpful in providing us with video and information to ensure we apprehended the suspect very quickly.”

The Metropolitan Police Department would like to thank the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and our regional law enforcement partners for their support and assistance with this investigation.

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