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Silver Acura Located, Suspect In Custody In Connection With Cop Death

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BELTSVILLE, Md. (CBSDC) – Police have located the second vehicle involved in the police crash that killed one officer Monday and an arrest has been made.

The Metropolitan Police Department located the silver Acura suspected to have caused the high speed crash that killed 23-year-old Prince George’s County officer, Adrian Morris.

Police say they also have a suspect in custody, believed to be an accomplice in the high-speed pursuit that ended in a police cruiser crashing into an embankment. No charges have been filed.

The accident occurred along the southbound lanes of I-95 near Powder Mill Road shortly after 1 p.m. as police pursued a silver Acura with temporary tags.

Morris’ body was thrown from the car on impact. He was Medivac’d to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other officer suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Morris had two and a half years of service in the Prince George’s County Police Department, but had served five years as a volunteer in the Police Explorers program starting at age fifteen.

He was born in Kingston, Jamaica but grew up in Laurel and became a U.S. citizen in 2009.

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