Prince George’s County officer charged in deadly shooting of handcuffed man inside police cruiser

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PALMER PARK, Md. (FOX 5 DC) – A Prince George’s County police officer is facing a murder charge in connection with the fatal shooting of a handcuffed man inside a cruiser in Temple Hills.

PGPD Cpl. Michael Owen has been charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and other related charges in the death of 43-year-old William Green, Chief Hank Stawinski announced during a Tuesday press conference. 

 Police say the shooting happened on Winston Street at around 7:20 p.m. on Monday after officers received reports regarding an erratic driver in the Silver Hill area who allegedly struck multiple vehicles while driving on St. Barnabas Road.

Officers located Green on Winston St. and said they smelled what they believed to be PCP coming from the vehicle.


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