UMPD News

News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department


10/02/2020 UMD Community Notice

**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 Prince George's County Police Department.

 

INCIDENT:                Update to Off-Campus Assault with a Weapon/ Fatal Shooting

OCCURRED:             October 1, 2020 / Approximately 5:10 p.m.

LOCATION:              4800 block of Berwyn House Road, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           20-0045768

 

BRIEF DETAILS:

This is a follow-up to yesterday’s UMD text alerts that were sent for an off-campus assault with a weapon. 

 

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department are working to determine the circumstances that led to a fatal shooting Thursday evening in College Park. The decedent is 28-year-old Christopher Ryan Harrison of Camp Springs. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random shooting. 

 

On October 1st, at approximately 5:10 pm, the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the 4800 block of Berwyn House Road for a shooting. The decedent was located in a parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. 

 

The University has verified that the decedent has no UMD affiliation.

 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case number 20-0045768. 

 

When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm  and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/

 

Safety Tips:

 

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

 

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.

 

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

 

See Something, Say Something!

 

Be Smart, Be Safe!

 

Safety Resources:

 

University of Maryland Police Department

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

 

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

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.

 

Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

 

UMD Police Walking Escort

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

 

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

 

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

helpcenterumd.org

 

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

 

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)

301-741-3442

http://www.health.umd.edu/care

 

Health Center

301-314-8180

http://www.health.umd.edu/

 

Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct

301-405-1142 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

http://www.umd.edu/ocrsm/

 

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

 

Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff