Man charged with shooting officer in leg

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A Prince George's County police officer was shot in the leg while working as security at a Langley Park night club early Saturday morning.

Officer Rachael Jacob was shot in the leg by a man after he and two women were thrown out of Galaxy night club for disorderly conduct, police said.

According to police, the man, 32-year-old Kelly Gilliss of Cherry Hill Road in Beltsville, got into the driver’s seat of a white Honda. The two women entered the vehicle as well.

He reached through the passenger door window and fired a handgun toward the entrance of the club, striking Ms. Jacob in the leg, police said. Officers returned fire.

Police said Mr. Gilliss and the two passengers fled the scene in the Honda and were stopped a short distance away by officers. A handgun was recovered.

Mr. Gilliss has been charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault, three counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle and one count of having a concealed deadly weapon.

Ms. Jacob had surgery Saturday to remove the bullet from her leg. As of Sunday, she was still under a doctor’s care, Prince George's County police spokesman Edward Martin said.

 

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