Alexandria Deputy Sheriff Kills Intruder Inside His Home, Police Say - NBC4 Washington

Alexandria Deputy Sheriff Kills Intruder Inside His Home, Police Say



    A man picked the wrong house to try and break into in Fort Washington. It belonged to an Alexandria sheriff's deputy, and that deputy shot and killed the intruder. Darcy Spencer reports. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013)

    An off-duty Alexandria, Va., deputy sheriff shot an intruder during an apparent burglary inside his Ft. Washington, Md., home about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to Prince George's County police.

    When the deputy arrived at his residence in the 8400 block of Rose Marie Drive, he noticed damage to the front door, and the suspect confronted him, police said. The deputy shot the burglary suspect.

    According to the Prince George's County Police Department, the suspect ran outside the home and then collapsed. The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Jon Pocknett of Indian Head, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Homicide detectives are investigating the incident, including the possibility of an additional intruder or intruders.

    "Detectives have developed some leads which they believe suggest an additional suspect or supsects may have been on the the scene at the time," Prince George's County police Lt. William Alexander said.

    The deputy's service weapon is missing, police said, but it is not clear if it was stolen, News4's Darcy Spencer reported. It was not used to shoot the intruder.

    Anyone with additional information about this case should contact the PGPD Homicide Unit at (301) 722-4925 or online at or via Crime Solvers by calling 866-411-TIPS/8477 or texting "PGPD" and the tip to CRIMES/274637.

    The Alexandria Sheriff's Office place the deputy on administrative leave pending the investigation.