Brother of D.C. police officer killed in motorcycle crash: “This is the unthinkable”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family members of a D.C. police officer killed in a motorcycle crash on Friday say they are still in disbelief.

The Metropolitan Police Department announced Friday night that Officer Jamal Shaw, 27, would have been with the department for three years in May.

He was most recently assigned to the First District.

"He loved helping people, he loved wearing that uniform," says Officer Shaw's younger brother, Barron.  "I’m in such disbelief that he's gone. This is the unthinkable, it seems so unreal."

"He was a kid that did everything right, by the rules, no trying to slide by," says his father, David Stewart. "He was a straight up guy."

Prince George's County Police say Officer Shaw was traveling westbound in the 9100 block of Piscataway Road when a vehicle made an abrupt lane change. Shaw quickly tried to avoid the car and his motorcycle slid on its side in doing so.

Officer Shaw was struck by another vehicle traveling eastbound. The car that first made the lane change did not stop, according to police.

Investigators with the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit now want to speak with anyone who witnessed or has information regarding the deadly crash.

"If that car would’ve stayed and stopped, who says that other car wouldn’t have hit him," says Barron. "It's hard for me to understand."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422

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