- The Washington Times - Monday, February 25, 2008

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — A former Prince George’s County homeland security official who shot two furniture deliverymen in his home has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other charges.

Former police Cpl. Keith Washington was deputy director of the county’s homeland security department when he shot the two unarmed men in his Accokeek home in January 2007. Brandon Clark, 22, died of his wounds nine days later. His co-worker, Robert White, was seriously injured.

During the trial, Washington testified that the two men were beating him and that he fired blindly to get them off. But White testified that the shootings were unprovoked.

Jurors today acquitted Washington of second-degree murder. But he was found guilty of other criminal charges, including involuntary manslaughter, first-degree assault and the use of a handgun in the commission of felony.

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