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UMD Community Notice 10/03/19

**Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division.

INCIDENT: Off-Campus Shooting

OCCURRED: October 3, 2019/ Approximately 9 p.m.

LOCATION: 4300 block of Metzerott Road, College Park, MD

PG Park Police Case #: 19002684                        


On October 3, 2019, at approximately 9 p.m., the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division, was notified of shots fired in the 4300 block of Metzerott Road (off-campus), near a park, adjacent to the UMD campus. It was discovered that a female sought help from a nearby residence after suffering from trauma to her upper body. The female (no affiliation) was taken to a local area hospital for further evaluation.

It is believed that a light colored sedan was involved. The direction of travel of the vehicle is not known. Officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division and the University of Maryland Police Department remain in the area, patrolling. 

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect are encouraged to contact police (911 or 301-459-3232).

Additional information, when made available by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police may be found by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our website at .

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!

Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.


Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911


UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)


Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division

Emergency: 911 or 301-459-3232/ Non-Emergency 301-459-9088


UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555




Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)


Counseling Center


Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE)


Health Center


Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)


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