Corporal Jacai David Colson

Corporal Jacai David Colson

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, March 13, 2016

Jacai David Colson

Corporal Jacai Colson was shot and killed while responding to active shooter at the Prince George's County Police Department's District III police station at 7600 Barlowe Road.

At approximately 4:30 pm two brothers drove to the police station where one of them opened fire as the other two filmed the incident. The subject with the gun shot at the police station, an ambulance, and passing cars before being engaged by responding officers. Corporal Colson, who was in plainclothes, also responded to the scene and engaged the subject, allowing the other officers to seek cover.

Corporal Colson was inadvertently struck by a round fired by one of the other officers. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

The armed subject was also wounded. He and his two brothers were all taken into custody and charged with second degree murder, six counts of attempted first degree murder, nine counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, and other charges.

Corporal Colson had served with the Prince George's County Police Department for four years and assigned to the Narcotics Division.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 3693

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

active shooter, ambush, mistaken identity, police station

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Today I rode in the TX Wheels Of Justice “The Heroes Bike Ride”. During the ride I wore an arm band in memory of Police Officer Jacai D. Colson. I wanted to let you know that he is not forgotten. After returning to my hotel after the ride I read the account of the incident and how he was helping the other officers. He was a brave officer and put his life on the line for his fellow officers. In today’s world there’s not many people that would do that. I am so sorry for your families loss.

Clay Hallmark, civilian

October 14, 2017

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