COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) - Police say the man who held his own mom at gunpoint and then engaged in a running gunbattle with police was hopped up on PCP.
Police hit him with shotgun pellets, tazed him, and whacked him with batons -- and yet he just kept going. Chief Kevin Davis says Andre McKoy, 21, tried to escape in one police car, and then grabbed a second, crashing it into a brick wall in front of the McDonalds near the north gate of the University of Maryland.
He may have been wounded a dozen times -- but even after the crash, it took eight to ten officers to subdue him. At one point, in the gunbattle, he took of his pants. Chief Davis says disrobing is fairly common for people high on PCP.
Andre McKoy, 21, of College Park is charged with attempted second degree murder of a police officer. first and second degree assault, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, malicious destruction of property over $500, and theft over $10,000.
No officers were shot during the incident. Even with all the injuries, McKoy is now listed in good condition at a local hospital.
The incident began when McKoy's mother called from her College Park home to say that her son was behaving erratically and was possibly high. When McKoy, holding a gun, brought his mother out of the home, waiting police shot at him and used a Taser but were unable to subdue him.