Jacai Colson, the Maryland police officer killed by friendly fire during a shootout outside a police station Sunday, was shot by another officer who "deliberately aimed at him," the Prince George's County police chief said Wednesday. The chief clarified that there was no malice involved, but the situation was "incredibly chaotic," CBS Baltimore reports. Colson, an undercover cop, was in plainclothes when he arrived on the scene and started shooting at the attacker.
Michael Ford, the suspected shooter, has been hit with 25 charges including second-degree murder, attempted murder, and conspiracy. Police say the 22-year-old fired on the station in the hopes of being killed in a "suicide by cop" scenario. His two younger brothers, who allegedly drove him there and recorded the shootout, also face charges including attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder. (Read more police shooting stories.)