- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office released the names of the two deputies who fatally shot a man after authorities said he rammed their vehicles with his truck.

The deputies were identified Tuesday as Cpl. Jamal Dedier, a six-year agency veteran, and Deputy Anthony Bynum, a five-year agency veteran.

Both deputies are on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, as is usual department protocol.

Authorities said the deputies chased Lionel Young, 34, Sunday night after receiving a report of a domestic violence attack involving a knife. Mr. Young drove to a Landover middle school parking lot, where authorities said he “intentionally struck” the vehicles before two deputies opened fire, fatally wounding him.

A peace order petition filed by Mr. Young’s girlfriend states that the two were fighting after a breakup when Mr. Young pulled out a knife and threatened to “gut” the woman. She drove away, but said Mr. Young followed her, trying to ram her car. She called 911 and officers were attempting to escort her to court to file for the peace order when they spotted Mr. Young and gave chase.

Officials recovered two knives from Mr. Young’s truck.

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