Tuesday, February 19, 2008

HoCo PD ID Suspect In Motel Shootout

A couple press releases from HoCo PD:

The Howard County Police Department has identified the man shot and killed early this morning during a warrant service at a hotel in Laurel as 31-year-old Aaron Mason Lowry of Washington, D.C.

The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s deputy shot during the incident has been identified as Cpl. Cal Bowers. He remains in serious but stable condition at Shock Trauma.

Members of the US Marshal Capital Area Regional Task Force were attempting to arrest Lowry around 3:30 a.m. at the Econo Lodge in the 9700 block of Route 1 on several outstanding warrants, including warrants for attempted murder and robbery. When officers made entry into his hotel room, Lowry fired upon them, striking Bowers. Members of the task force returned fire, killing Lowry.

Three additional people were located inside the hotel room and were taken into custody by Howard County Police. They remain in custody at this time and police anticipate charging them this evening with a variety of drug and weapons violations.
Any additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available.

And this one:

The Howard County Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that took place in the 9700 block of Route 1 in Laurel that left a Prince George’s County Sheriff seriously injured and the suspect who shot him dead.

Members of the US Marshal Capital Area Regional Task Force, which includes members of the US Marshals Service, Prince George’s Sheriff’s Office, Prince George’s Police Department and Metropolitan Police Department, went to the Econolodge on Route 1 around 3:30 a.m. searching for a man wanted by police for several warrants, including attempted murder and robbery. As task force members made entry to a room containing the suspect, they were shot at and were forced to return fire. A deputy, who is not being identified at this time, was shot and has been transported to Shock Trauma in critical condition. The suspect died from his injuries.

The subject that was shot in today’s incident was also involved in a shooting yesterday in D.C., where he shot a Metropolitan police officer as they tried to arrest him on outstanding warrants in the 3100 block of 7th Street.

Three other people, two males and one female, were located inside the room where the shooting took place and are being detained by the Howard County Police Department in regards to this investigation.

The deputy remains in Shock Trauma in serious but stable condition.

Additional information will be disseminated to the media as it becomes available.

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