Bladensburg officer on leave following weapon discharge

BLADENSBURG – A Bladensburg Town Police Officer who has been with the department for four years is on administrative leave following a departmental shooting that occurred Sunday night in a parking lot of an apartment complex.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, patrol units from the Bladensburg Police Department responded to the Bladenwoods Apartment complex in the 5200 block of Newton Street for a report of a man with a gun in the parking lot.

“When our officers arrived on the scene, the suspect, who police have identified as 29-year-old Davon Hight of the 1900 block of Mississippi Avenue in Southeast, D.C., was running from the scene,” Bladensburg Police Chief Tracy Stone said. “Officers then gave chase.

“During the chase our officer discharged his service weapon striking Hight in the leg. He was transported to a trauma center in serious condition.”

Bladensburg officers recovered the suspect’s weapon.

“I was just getting out of my car when I heard gunshots, maybe eight of 10 shots,” resident Kenny Ceil said. “I got behind my car and just waited until I thought it was safe. That’s when I saw other police cars and the ambulance going into the parking lot.”

Detectives from the Prince George's County Police Department where called to the scene to assist the Bladensburg Police Department.

During their investigation, detectives charged Hight was possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance (PCP), handgun on person, and controlled dangerous substance possession not marijuana.

Hight will be transferred from the hospital to the department of corrections once he is released.

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