This story was updated at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 2022, to include more details
A man accused of shooting at a Maryland-National Capital Park Police officer in Olney on Tuesday has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, police said.
Trevon Garrett Brox, 26, has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, transporting a loaded handgun in a vehicle, creating a serious risk of injury or death by discharging a handgun and possessing a firearm after being convicted of robbery, among other charges, according to a press release.
Park police did not list a hometown for Brox, but as of November 2018, he was listed as living in Washington, D.C., according to prior Montgomery County court records.
Park police officers were called to the Olney Indoor Swim Center around 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday for the report of a suspicious person, according to a press release. Workers at the swim center thought the person was involved in previous thefts.
Officers got to the center as Brox was leaving in his vehicle, then tried to stop him, according to police. They didn’t pursue Brox, but canvassed the area and passed along his vehicle information to other officers.
Brox later struck another vehicle with his vehicle about a mile and a half north of the swim center, at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and King William Drive, according to police.
After witnesses told officers that Brox ran away following the crash, police searched the area, then found Brox near Buehler Court, which is in a nearby residential development.
When officers approached Brox, he fired a shot “at close range” of an officer, according to police. The shot missed the officer and hit an empty parked car, police said.
Brox then ran, and police found him hiding behind a house. He was taken into custody without incident. Police said they found a handgun and shell casing.
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