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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

FBI police officer killed in Stafford; man arrested, charged with first-degree murder

A Maryland man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Monday morning slaying of an FBI police officer in Stafford County.

Jeremy Brown, 29, of 110 Abby Lane in south Stafford was gunned down as he was leaving his home at 5:01 a.m., Stafford Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said.

Antoine Gary Johnson, 26, of Upper Marlboro, Md. is also charged with using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

According to police, Johnson confronted Brown as he came out of his home in uniform on his way to work. Police said they exchanged gunfire in the ensuing confrontation and Brown was killed.

Kennedy said the two men knew each other, but would not say what the confrontation was about. He said that was part of the ongoing investigation.

Numerous citizens reported hearing multiple shots fired and deputies and detectives flooded the area. Police immediately got a description of the vehicle Johnson was driving and a lookout was broadcast.

A King George deputy spotted the vehicle about 20 minutes later in the area of Caledon and Dahlgren roads in King George, and the suspect was taken into custody on nearby U.S. 301.

A handgun of the same caliber used in the slaying was found in the vehicle, Kennedy said.

Kennedy said detectives are confident that Johnson acted alone and that the attack was an isolated incident.


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