Arrest Made in an Assault on a Police Officer while Armed (Gun) Offense: 4600 Block of Hillside Road, Southeast

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department\’s Sixth District and Agents from the FBI’s Washington Field Office, announced that an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault on a Police Officer while Armed (Gun) offense that occurred on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in the 4600 block of Hillside Road, Southeast.
At approximately 3:50 am, the suspect discharged a firearm towards the victim at the listed location. The suspect then fled the scene. The victim was an on-duty Metropolitan Police Department Officer. There were no injuries reported.
The incident was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in this video:
On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 44-year-old Jeffrey Mcilwain, of Hyattsville, MD. Mcilwain was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun).
We would like to thank the community for their assistance in providing multiple tips that helped MPD bring this case to closure. We would also like to thank the FBI Washington Field Office for their support in offering additional reward money for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the suspect in this case.

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