UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A jury is deliberating in the trial of the man charged with manslaughter in the death of a Prince George's County police officer.

Kevon Neal faces motor vehicle manslaughter and multiple related traffic offenses for the death of PGPD Officer Adrian Morris.

On August 20, 2012, Morris and his partner were pursuing a vehicle that Neal and Kenneth Mitchell were in after the two men had been identified as suspectswho had stolen a purse at a local gas station, officials said in a news release.

During the pursuit, Morris lost control of his cruiser and crashed. He died as a result of his injuries.

Mitchell pleaded guilty in October 2013 to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and was sentenced to time served, which was approximately 14 months.

Prosecutors say they believe Neal was the driver and Mitchell was the passenger.