County officer arrested in D.C.

LANDOVER – A probationer police officer with 11 months of service with the Prince George’s County Police Department has been suspended after he was arrested by Metropolitan police for a domestic incident early Sunday morning in the southeast section of Washington D.C.

According to court records, patrol units from the Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue SE around 3:30 a.m. after Officer Zaid Abed allegedly pointed a gun at a woman and two men during a domestic incident.

Abed then holstered his gun and got into a fight with the two men. During the fight, the gun fell to the ground before Abed fled the scene.

A short time later, Abed returned to the scene to retrieve his gun. At that point Metropolitan Police were on the scene and arrested him.

The woman who knows Abed claimed he was intoxicated and may have been upset after seeing her with two male friends, court record stated.

Police did recovered a loaded .40-caliber Smith &Wesson pistol at the scene, but it is unclear whether the gun involved in the incident is Abed’s service weapon.

Abed is currently a probationary officer assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. After graduating from the academy, officers are placed in a probationary status for their first year.

“Our Special Investigation Response Team of our Internal Affairs Division launched an administrative investigation after learning of the arrest,” county officials said.

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