Second suspect sought in crash that killed P.G. officer

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Prince George's County police are looking for a second suspect connected to the crash that killed 23-year-old Officer Adrian Morris.

Kevon Darnell Neal, 23, Fort Washington, is wanted on a warrant for auto theft. Another man, Kenneth Clark Mitchell, 25, was arrested Tuesday, also an auto theft charge, and remains behind bars. Police said both men were in the stolen Acura that sped from police responding to a report of a purse-snatching from a vehicle at a Laurel gas station.

It was the fourth purse-snatching at the gas station in a week, according to the owner.

The officers were reviewing surveillance video when a gas station attendant noticed that the same suspects had returned in the same vehicle with temporary tags.

Morris and Office Michael Risher hopped into their police cruiser and gave chase on Interstate 95, police said. Morris was behind the wheel when the cruiser veered off the roadway into a ditch near Powder Mill Road. Morris was ejected from the vehicle and suffered head injuries.

Risher was injured and released from a hospital later that night.

The silver Acura was found about 3 a.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of St. Louis Street SE.

Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading Neal's arrest. Anyone with information can call police at (301) 352-1200.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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