‘In a Better Place': Grandmother Mourns Fallen MD Officer at Vigil

A candlelight vigil and moment of silence were held in honor of a narcotics officer killed a week ago in a shootout at a Maryland police station.

The Prince George's County Police Department vigil on Sunday to honored 28-year-old Detective Jacai Colson. Colson was killed by one of his fellow officers after a man began firing outside the department's Landover police station. The county's police chief has said Colson, who was in plainclothes, was mistaken as a threat.

The police department invited people to the Landover station's parking lot for the vigil and moment of silence at 4:30 p.m., the time the attack began a week ago.

Colson's grandmother, Barbara Rust, attended and told News4's Darcy Spencer that her grandson is in a better place.

"He was a fantastic grandson. He was what I called 'my man,'" Rust said. "He's in a better place and he's at peace with all of it. Yes, he's fine."

Colson's funeral is scheduled for next week.

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