Press Release, Charles County Sheriff’s Office

On the evening of December 16, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Prince George’s County Police that an off-duty CCSO officer was stabbed in the abdomen during an altercation with a male suspect inside a tavern in Fort Washington. The officer, a six-year veteran, was transported to an area hospital and is in stable condition. 

The Sheriff’s Office continues to work closely with the PGPD. In addition, and in accordance with agency policy, the CCSO Office of Professional Responsibility has initiated an administrative investigation.

The suspect, Christopher DeWitt, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Press Release, Prince George’s County Police Department

Prince George’s County Police officers arrested a suspect who stabbed an off-duty Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy in Fort Washington on Sunday. The suspect is 40-year-old Christopher DeWitt of the 300 block of Clifford Avenue in Alexandria, VA.

The victim suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. On December 16th, at approximately 8:30 pm, officers were called to a tavern in the 9000 block of Livingston Road. The officers discovered the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

The suspect was located across the street and taken into custody. The preliminary investigation reveals a dispute between the victim and suspect escalated into the stabbing. After being stabbed, the victim drew his handgun toward the suspect.

The suspect then ran out of the establishment. The victim then re-holstered his weapon.