Suspect in officer-involved shooting faces charges
PRINCE GEORGE’S, Md — Prince George’s County Police say 29-year-old Anton Ferrell is facing charges after threatening a police officer with a knife.
Police was called to the suspect’s home in the 6500 block of Beechwood Drive on February 28 around 6:15 p.m. for reports of a domestic dispute. Police say the call came from Ferrell’s mother who indicated her son threatened to harm her. When officer’s arrived, Ferrell’s mother excited the house and warned officers that her son threatened to stab any officer that entered the house.
Police say Ferrell exited the house and approached officers with the knife pictured. Witnesses say the officers warned Ferrell multiple times to drop the knife before shooting him. Ferrell was struck in the leg with none life-threatening injuries and will be held without bond. The officer and suspect’s mother was not injured in the incident.
Ferrell faces attempted murder and assault charges following the incident with his mother and police.
The officer involved is Corporal Ervin Neal, a 12-year veteran with the department. Police say officer Neal was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.