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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Statement from PGFD Fire Chief Concerning Todays Indictment

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Earlier today Prince George’s County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks publicly announced that a Grand Jury has indicted the homeowner that shot three people, one fatally, on April 15, 2016. 

Prince George’s County Fire Fighter/Medic John “Skillet” Ulmschneider was killed and Morningside Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin Swain sustained multiple gunshot wounds and is still recovering.  The third person shot was the homeowner’s brother that sustained a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor, currently out of town, was briefed by Alsobrooks by phone before the public announcement and provided this statement:

“I support the States Attorney and the process by which it is determined if an individual has broken a law or not.  While there are no charges stemming from the death of Fire Fighter/Medic Ulmschneider and the wounding of Volunteer Fire Fighter Swain there are now charges placed against the individual that fired the gun.  I would like to thank the County Police Department and the States Attorney for their due diligence, time and effort in bringing us to this point.  My thoughts and prayers remain with the Ulmschneider family and the entire Fire/EMS Department as they process this news today as well as to Kevin Swain and his family as he continues his recovery.”

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department will continue to provide full cooperation and whatever assistance is needed while this case is adjudicated.