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Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murders in Home Invasion Case Involving Police Officers

UPPER MARLBORO, MD (April 1, 2022) – Today, Andre Smith, age 48, pled guilty to eight counts including attempted first and second degree murder, multiple counts of first degree assault, and home invasion for an incident that occurred in August of 2020 in Landover, Maryland.

On August 23, 2020, police communications received a call from a mother and daughter who told a 911 operator that two armed men had entered their home with firearms demanding money from them. According to police, as officers arrived on scene, they encountered Smith and Stephen Warren, age 28, leaving the residence. Both defendants displayed firearms and opened fire at the responding officers. As officers returned fire, the defendants entered their vehicle and sped off to a dead end. Then, they made a U-turn and accelerated toward the officers while continuing to fire upon the officers. Three officers were shot and injured during the incident.

Both Smith and Warren were indicted on September 17, 2020. Warren pled guilty on February 11, 2022 and was sentenced on March 15, 2022 to 90 years in prison. Smith is set for sentencing on July 8th, 2022.

“I am pleased that both Mr. Smith and Mr. Warren have taken responsibility for their actions from this terrible crime and that this case can finally be put to rest for all of the victims and their loved ones. And I continue to pray for the victims as they recover from very serious injuries,” said Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy.

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