UPDATE: Takoma Park Police identify two shot and killed by an off-duty Pentagon Police Officer

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UPDATE: Takoma Park Police have released the identities of the two suspects involved in the fatal officer-involved shooting. Police identify the first suspect as Dominique Williams, age 32 of Hyattsville, Maryland, and the second suspect as James Lionel Johnson, age 38 of District Heights, Maryland.

Police continue to investigate this incident.


TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WDVM) — The Takoma Park Police Department responded to the Takoma Overlook Condominiums located at 7333 New Hampshire Avenue around 5:03 am on Wednesday to reports of shots fired.

Officials say an off-duty Pentagon Force Protection Agency Police Officer explained he witnessed what he believed to be an attempted vehicle theft. The suspects failed to respond to the officer and attempted to flee the scene in the vehicle, the officer then discharged his weapon.

The two suspects were both transported to a nearby hospital where they succumbed to their injuries, officials say.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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