Prince George’s County homicide detectives are tasked with investigating deaths, but one detective took his role a step further and possibly prevented a homicide, officials said.
When detective Mike Ebaugh finished his shift at the District 3 police station in Palmer Park around 10 p.m. Saturday, he said he heard “wailing noises.”
“It just didn’t sound right. It didn’t sound natural,” said the eight-year veteran.
Ebaugh got in his car and followed the noises, which led him to the corner of Allendale Drive and Barlowe Road, where he said he discovered a man being beaten in the head by another man using a shovel.
“I saw that he was incapacitated, laying on his back, arms spread out as [the suspect] just hammers the guy as hard as he could,” Ebaugh said.
He said without having the time to call for backup, he got out of his car and drew his weapon, ordering the suspect to stop.
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