WASHINGTON — The second man who was shot by police outside a shopping center in Upper Marlboro has also been charged with felony theft and handgun offenses.
Prince George’s County police say they believe 44-year-old Clyde Peterson and 42-year-old Derrick Simmons drove a stolen car to the shopping center on Monday morning with plans to rob a bank. Both Peterson and the other man were shot by the officer.
Simmons was previously hospitalized, but has since been released and is in the custody of the Department of Corrections.
The officer was identified Tuesday as Officer First Class David Gross, a four-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department. Gross had been employed with another local law enforcement agency for 12 years prior to joining the department.
Police say Gross spotted the stolen car on Monday morning and approached it. Although the investigation is ongoing, police believe Gross saw one or both of the men brandishing weapons before opening fire. Police say two guns were recovered from the car.
In addition to their weapons, a pair of gloves was recovered in their car.
Police say both suspects may face additional charges.
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