UPPER MARLBORO, MD (March 15, 2022) – Today, Steven Warren, age 28, was sentenced to 90 years in prison after pleading 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 911 that two armed men had just entered their home with firearms demanding money from them. According to police, as officers arrived on scene, they encountered the suspects, including Warren, 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 and before making a U-turn and accelerating toward the officers while continuing to fire their weapons. Three officers were shot and injured during the incident.
Warren was indicted on September 17, 2020. He plead guilty on February 11, 2022.
“I am pleased that Mr. Warren has taken responsibility for his actions from this terrible crime. I am also grateful that the police officers who were shot survived and I continue to pray for them as they continue to recover from very serious injuries,” said Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy. “Our officers are asked to put their personal safety aside for a greater good on a daily basis, but sometimes the call of duty is above and beyond even their expectations. That is what happened in this case. I want it to be known that when our officers are under attack, my office will hold those individuals accountable, and we will zealously seek justice on their behalf.”
“The brave men and women of the Prince George’s County Police Department go out daily and put themselves in harm’s way to protect our residents. We are proud of all the officers who responded to the scene and faced down a deadly threat of gunfire with poise, professionalism, and courage. I want to sincerely thank the State’s Attorney and all members of the criminal justice system for working together and bringing closure for the involved officers and their families,” said Prince George’s Police Chief Malik Aziz.
"The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 89 welcomes the guilty finding and today’s sentence in the heinous attempted murder ambush incident of our members on August 23rd, 2020. Such attacks on Law Enforcement shock the conscience and today’s sentencing reaffirms that those who carry them out have no place in our society,” said Angelo L. Consoli, Jr., president, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 89. “We pray the guilty plea obtained by the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office and today's sentence of 90 years handed down by the Honorable Judge Curry will help bring some measure of closure to our members, the department, and the community. We thank the State's Attorney's Office and particularly, Deputy State's Attorney Church and his entire team, who worked tirelessly with the Department and the involved Officers to obtain a very substantial sentence for Mr. Warren in this case. We ask for your continued prayers on behalf of our involved members who continue to live with the horrors of this event as the proceedings for the second Defendant continue. The honorable men and women of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 89 continue to stand tall and answer the call for our community. Please continue to pray for their safety and support them.”