- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 13, 2016

The two men arrested in the slaying of Officer Jacai Colson in Landover, Md., have been identified as Malik Ford and Michael Ford.

The Washington Post cited two named family members as saying that the men are brothers and have been arrested in Officer Colson’s death, though one of the family members said they were innocent.

Erica Thomas, 39, of Washington, told The Post she was the brothers’ aunt and that Michael Ford was the one shot by police in the ensuing gunfight after the apparent ambush.

Police did not officially identify the men Sunday night.

Cpl. Harry A. Bond, spokesman for the Prince George’s County Police Department, declined to confirm or deny the report to The Washington Times, referring a request for comment to the official press release for the evening and promising updates Monday.

Police said one suspect was shot and a second in custody.

Ms. Thomas was at Prince George’s Medical Center, waiting news Sunday night on the two men, saying “I just want to know where they’re at.” She said she couldn’t provide a possible motive.

Deidre Ramos, 60, of Hyattsville, told The Post that she was the Ford brothers’ grandmother and confirmed their arrest. But she said police had the wrong men.

“They weren’t involved,” she said.

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