The life of a Prince George’s County police officer was claimed in a crash during a pursuit on Interstate 95 on a Monday afternoon. Another officer was injured.

County police said that District 6 Officer Adrian Morris and his partner was dispatched in 6600 block of Sandy Spring Road in Laurel, county to respond in a theft from a vehicle at a Shell gas station.

Silver Acura TL had unsuccessfully opened a victim’s car before it fled from the scene. While the officers were investigating, a Shell employee noticed that the suspects driving an Acura returned.

A pursuit soon took place wherein the police officers were able to catch up with the suspects on I-95. They called into dispatch, but the police car went off the road near Powder Mill Road exit and crashed into a ditch. Morris was thrown off from the vehicle.

23-year-old Adrian Morris was confirmed dead at Prince George’s Hospital Center. His partner, who remains unidentified, sustained minor injuries and was released from the hospital.

How the police car went off the road still remains under investigation by the police. Ernesto Vasquez, an eyewitness, believed that the Acura intentionally cut-off the police car.

A reward of up to $25,000 is offered by Crime Solvers, Increase for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who contributed to the death of Morris.

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