UPPER MARLBORO, MD. (WUSA9) - Two of three brothers pleaded guilty Tuesday for their roles in the March 2016 attack on a Prince George's County Police station in March 2016 that lead to the death of Detective Jacai Colson.
Malik Ford pleaded to one count each of attempted second-degree murder, use of a handgun in commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Elijah Ford pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit first degree murder.
“Malik and Elijah Ford were involved in a direct attack on our police and our community,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said. “We are very pleased at the outcome of today’s hearing and our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the Colson family and all of those who were directly impacted by this senseless act of violence.”
As a part of the plea agreements, Malik could get up to 50 years in prison, suspend all but 20, while Elijah could get up to 50 years in prison, suspend all but 12 years.
Their brother, Michael Ford, who's the suspected shooter in the March 13 attack was also scheduled for a hearing Tuesday but that case was continued. A new date has yet to be set in the case.
Malik and Elijah are scheduled to be sentenced on May 4, 2018.
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