- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 4, 2011

Two brothers face attempted murder charges after ambushing Prince George’s County police officers and opening fire on them, police said.

Around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, officers from a special assignment team were in the 1700 block of Marblewood Avenue in Fairmont Heights investigating a report of an armed man when they spotted a man matching the suspect description, county police said.

Police said that as uniformed officers approached Borntruth Booker, 23, he ran and officers chased him. His brother, Khalil Sharif Booker, 22, was lying in wait behind bushes and fired on the officers, striking one officer in the arm.

An officer exchanged fire with the man but did not hit anyone, county police spokeswoman Lt. Tammy Sparkman said.

Police arrested the two men shortly after the shootout, finding the suspected shooter hiding in a vacant home. They recovered a gun at the scene.

Borntruth and Khalil Booker have been charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and other related charges.

The brothers are from the 1600 block of Jutewood Avenue in Capitol Heights.

Police identified the wounded officer as Officer Julian Mitchell, a four-year veteran. He received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries to his arm.

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