Funeral set for Maryland officer killed in attack on police station

Prince George's County Police Officer Jacai Colson
Prince George's County Police Officer Jacai Colson (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A private funeral is scheduled next week for a plainclothes narcotics officer who was killed Sunday in a shootout at a Maryland police station.

Authorities say 28-year-old Prince George's County Detective Jacai Colson was killed by one of his fellow officers after a man began firing at a police station in Landover. A wounded suspect, 22-year-old Michael Ford, was arrested.

A viewing for Colson will be held Thursday afternoon at a Beltsville funeral home.

Another viewing will also be held the next morning at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, followed by a memorial service.

The viewing, memorial service and funeral are all private, per the family's request.

Police say Colson, a four-year veteran of the department, grew up in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania.

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