Police ID deputies in fatal shooting in Suitland | News
SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two sheriff's deputies are on administrative leave after one of them shot a man in Suitland while responding to a domestic disturbance early on Thursday morning.
Prince George's County Sheriff's Office authorities say that deputies went to a home in the 2300 block of Houston Street at approximately 1 a.m. following a 9-1-1 call for a domestic disturbance with a gun.
A woman told the deputies she called 911 after Michael Ricardo Minor assaulted her and she believed he retrieved a handgun before he left. While they were still on the scene, Minor returned home and confronted the deputies.
At some point, Deputy First Class Kendal Wade fired his weapon and struck Minor. Minor was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6 a.m., say authorities.
"The preliminary investigation suggests Minor failed to obey verbal commands and made furtive movements during the encounter. No weapon was recovered on the scene," stated police in a press release.
Wade is a four-year veteran of the sheriff's office who is assigned to the Domestic Violence Intervention Division, according to authorities. He will be on administrative leave pending further investigation.
Authorities also say Deputy Sheriff Private Tiffany Pullam, a two-year veteran assigned to the same division, is also on leave.