Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # 1476
Offender: Shot and killed
Corporal John Novabilski was shot and killed while moonlighting at a liquor store at approximately 2:30 am. He was sitting in his patrol car when he was ambushed and shot 11 times, in a completely unprovoked attack. The suspect then stole Corporal Novabilski's service weapon.
The weapon was later used to murder FBI Special Agent William Christian in the same type of ambush style attack on May 29, 1995. After shooting Agent Christian the suspect was shot and killed by other agents on the scene.
Corporal Novabilski had served with the Prince George's County Police Department for 4 years and he had previously served with the Baltimore Police Department for 3 years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Special Agent William H. Christian, Jr.