Takoma Park Police arrest Pentagon officer in connection with deadly shooting

The Takoma Park Police Department has arrested a Pentagon Force Protection Agency Police Officer in connection with the fatal shooting of two victims earlier this week after he told police he thought he saw them breaking into a car.

David Hall Dixon of Takoma Park, MD has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of use of a handgun in the commission of a felony and one count of reckless endangerment in the murder of Dominque Williams and James Lionel Johnson.

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Dixon is also charged with attempted second-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony the assault against the driver of the car Dixon shot into, Michael Thomas.

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Officers say they responded to reports of shots fired in the parking lot area of the Takoma Overlook Condominiums at around 5 a.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they say an off-duty Pentagon Force Protection Agency Police Officer told them he say what he thought was a car break-in and fired at two suspects who tried to the flee the scene in a vehicle.

A short time later, Williams and Johnson arrived at Prince George’s Hospital where they died from gunshot wounds.

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According to the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Dixon is on administrative leave. He was taken into custody Friday morning.