Prince George’s County police have identified a man killed by police as 39-year-old Elijah Glay of Takoma Park.
Glay was fatally shot Oct. 2 by county officer Tavarras Edwards, a seven-year veteran of the department, after he allegedly ran from Edwards, who was responding to a call at about 2 a.m. in the 3900 block of Lighthouse Way in Calverton, according to police. During the chase, Edwards caught up to Glay, who was nearing a fence. After Glay allegedly refused to obey commands from Edwards, the officer feared for his life and shot Glay, according to police. No weapons were recovered from the scene, according to police.
County police spokesman Lt. William Alexander said more specific details on the encounter weren’t available, but more information will be released as the investigation moves forward.
“That would be weeks or months out, at best,” Alexander said.
Glay allegedly assaulted a woman who was treated at the scene by paramedics, according to police. Alexander said the woman knew Glay, but police were still piecing together what happened between the two.
Police said they did not recover a weapon from the scene but are still investigating whether Glay had been armed. Edwards has been placed on routine administrative leave as the investigation continues.