Prince George's County police shot and seriously wounded a College Park man who shot at police officers and drove a squad car into a wall while high on PCP, police said.
Andre McKoy, 21, of College Park, will likely be charged with one count of first-degree attempted murder of a police officer as well as a number of other counts related to evading police officers, police said. He remains in the hospital Friday in serious condition after Thursday night's confrontation with police.
At 10:21 p.m., police arrived at the 4700 block of Lakeland Road in College Park after receiving a 911 call from McKoy's mother, who said her son had smoked PCP and was behaving erratically, adding that there were children in the house and she felt unsafe.
She eventually left the house at gunpoint, with McKoy pointing a .40-caliber handgun at her back, as police arrived on-scene. Once outside, he engaged in a gun battle with an officer carrying a shotgun, police said. Police said the officer was not hit, but they believed McKoy had been struck.
However, the shots had no effect on him and he took off onto Route 1, police said.
McKoy's mother, still on the phone with 911 operators, watched him run down the road and told an operator she was shaken.
"Oh, my, god, this boy is crazy," she said.
Officers used a Taser on McKoy, but he was still unaffected, they said -- likely due to the PCP in his system, they said.
McKoy continued to run down the road, and pulled an object out of his pants that officers assumed was a gun, police said. They fired again, hitting McKoy several times, but the shots "took no effect whatsoever," said Assistant Chief Kevin Davis. However, Davis said, the object was not a gun -- McKoy had dropped his handgun in the street earlier.
McKoy continued to elude officers, at one point taking his pants off and attempting to steal a police car, police said. Police Tased him again as he sat in a police car, attempting to start it, but he managed to escape into a second squad car that had keys in the ignition, police said. He "took off" in that car, Davis said, until he crashed into a brick wall. It took nearly 10 officers to get McKoy under control even then, Davis said.
McKoy was taken to a hospital suffering from several gunshot wounds. Police couldn't comment on how many shots had been exchanged during the confrontation, but Davis said the department is investigating the incident, which was the fourth police-involved shooting this year.
He commended McKoy's mother for calling 911 and remaining calm on the line.