Officers respond to shots fired; find suspect, stolen guns

News Release, Maryland State Police-Leonardtown Barracks

On January 23, 2019 at approximately 2118 hours, TFC B. Ditoto responded to the 21000 block of Saratoga Drive, Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County, Maryland 20653 for a report of a disturbance with shots fired.  A witness provided a suspect description and direction of travel.  Upon TFC B. Ditoto’s arrival to the area, she observed a subject matching the description.  

The subject was ordered to show his hands but he refused and then fled into a nearby residence.  The residence was surrounded by law enforcement officers and orders were given to the occupants to exit.  The suspect, later identified as Derrick Xavier Green Jr (B/M 21 yoa) eventually complied and exited the residence.  Green was placed under arrest.  

Investigators obtained a search warrant and a search of the residence revealed two handguns and other evidence related to the crime.  One of the recovered guns had been reported stolen through the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office in 2016.     

Green was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center for processing.  Green was charged with Reckless Endangerment, Fail to obey Lawful Order, Resisting Arrest , Theft and Possession of a regulated firearm.

 In addition to Leonardtown Barrack personnel, personnel from the Maryland State Police Firearms Enforcement Unit, Criminal Enforcement Division and the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office assisted in this investigation.

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