3 charged in shooting outside police station set for court

AP News
Posted: Apr 13, 2016 5:46 AM

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A man charged with murder in a shooting outside a Maryland police station that led to an officer's death is scheduled to appear in court along with his two brothers, who allegedly filmed the incident and are also charged.

Michael Ford, Malik Ford and Elijah Ford are scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Police have said 22-year-old Michael Ford was driven to the Prince George's County Police Department by his brothers March 13 and began firing at the building and vehicles, causing officers to return fire. Police said Ford's brothers helped him before and during the shootout and used their cellphones to record video of the gunfight.

Killed in the shooting was plainclothes officer Jacai Colson, who was shot by another officer who did not recognize him and viewed him as an armed threat.