Off-duty police officer kills two in Takoma Park

April 10, 2021, 1:21 a.m. | By Andrew Gelman | 2 years, 10 months ago

Suspect has been arrested and charged with murder

On Wednesday, April 7, in the early morning, two people were taken to the hospital after being shot by an off-duty Pentagon Police Officer. When police arrived on the scene, the shooter identified himself and claimed that the two were breaking into a car. 

The pair were rushed to Prince George's Hospital, but neither survived the gunshot wounds. They were later identified by Takoma Park Police as 32-year-old Dominique Williams and 38-year-old James Lionel Johnson.

The following day, April 8, the Takoma Park Police Department obtained a warrant for the arrest of the off-duty officer, who was identified as David Hall Dixon. He was arrested and faces five charges, including two counts of second degree murder.

Two people were shot and killed in Takoma Park on April 7 (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Editor's Note: This is an ongoing story and will be updated as details become known or events unfold.

Last updated: April 10, 2021, 8:30 p.m.

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