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UPDATE: 38 Indictments Against Two Men Including Attempted Murder of Three Patrol Officers

Steven Warren,2 7            -          Andre Smith, 45

UPDATE: UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – On September 17, 2020, a Prince George’s County grand jury returned separate indictments against Andre Smith, age 45, and Steven Warren, age 27, on 38 charges including attempted first and second degree murder for an incident that occurred in Landover, Maryland.

On August 23, 2020, police communications received a call from a victim of a home invasion and armed robbery. According to police, as officers arrived on scene, they encountered Smith and Warren leaving the residence. The men allegedly displayed firearms and opened fire at the responding officers. Three officers were shot and injured.

“This is a horrible incident. I pray that the police officers who were shot will have a full and speedy recovery,” said Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy. “As state’s attorney, I am responsible for the safety and security for not only the residents of Prince George’s County, but also our law enforcement officers. Officers put their lives on the line for this community everyday so my office takes this case seriously and we will diligently pursue justice for all of those involved.”

The 38-count indictments charge both defendants with the following:

Five counts of attempted first degree murder; five counts of attempted second degree murder; seven counts of first degree assault; two counts of second degree assault; seven counts of use of a firearm in a crime of violence; five counts of reckless endangerment; one count of home invasion; two counts of armed robbery; two counts of false imprisonment; one count of conspiracy and one count of possession of firearm with felony conviction.

If convicted on all charges, Smith and Warren face up to 5 life sentences without the possibility of parole plus 245 years.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. 


LANDOVER, Md. - The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged two men for opening fire on patrol officers, shooting three of those officers. The patrol officers were attacked while responding to a call for a residential robbery in progress at a home in the 1300 block of Capital View Terrace in Landover on Sunday at 6:35 pm.

The suspects are 45-year-old Andre Larnell Smith of the 1000 block of Lancaster Boulevard in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and 27-year-old Steven Maurice Warren of the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast, Washington. Both Smith and Warren face multiple charges to include first and second degree attempted murder, assault and gun charges.

The first arriving officer’s dashcam recorded the start of the unprovoked attack. The suspects opened fire as soon as that first officer stopped his cruiser. The officer was shot multiple times but was still able to return fire and make an emergency radio dispatch for help. The suspects got into their car and sped down the street before making a U-turn and headed back toward the officers. The suspects continued to fire on the officers while attempting to flee the area but crashed into a tree on Capital View Terrace. Both suspects suffered injuries related to the crash. Neither suspect was shot. They were then taken into custody. One weapon was recovered on the scene. A second was located in the suspects’ car.

Thankfully, two of the injured officers are now recovering at home and one remains hospitalized. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening. The wounded officers include a 15-year veteran, an officer with five years of service and one who joined the department four years ago.

A total of four officers discharged their duty weapons on the scene. They are now on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

If anyone has information on this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-856-2660. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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