BRENTWOOD, MD (CBSDC) – The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team (SIRT) is investigating a police-involved shooting that occurred in Brentwood, Maryland, last night.
On February 3rd, around 9:40 PM, detectives from the District I Robbery Suppression Team (RST) were working an assignment near Rhode Island Avenue and 38th Street. At one point detectives saw two individuals, one wearing a mask, enter the Lowest Price Gas convenience store located in the 3800 block of Rhode Island Avenue. Believing that the two suspects were about to commit a robbery, RST detectives confronted the suspects.
One of the suspects, later identified as Ryan Dorm of Cottage City, swung at an officer and began to flee. The 13-year police veteran caught up to the Dorm after a brief foot chase. According to police, Dorm began to reach for the officer’s firearm. Fearing that the suspect was attempting to take control of his gun, the officer fired his weapon at the suspect and made the arrest. No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting.
Dorm has been charged with attempted second degree assault and attempt to disarm a law enforcement officer. He remains in custody at the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro.
The involved officer, has been placed on administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team (SIRT) at (301) 856-2660. 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 princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ submit a tip online.