Suspect Charged with Shooting Off-Duty Officer

Officer Rachael Jacob suffers a gunshot wound to the leg in early morning incident Saturday at a nightclub.

Prince George's County police identified the early Saturday morning as Rachael Jacob, a four-year veteran of the county police force.

According to police, Jacob was shot in the leg at about 12:30 a.m. on July 28 while working in uniform as a part-time security guard for the Galaxy nightclub at 2031 University Blvd. in Chillum. 

The shooting came shortly after a man and two women were reportedly kicked out of the club for being disorderly. The trio then stepped into a white Honda nearby, at which point the driver fired several shots into the club entrance where Jacob was struck by a single round. 

Officers returned fire as the Honda sped away, but it was stopped by police not too far down the road. According to police, all three of the subjects were taken into custody and a single handgun was claimed as evidence. 

Police later charged 32-year-old Beltsville resident Kelly Gilliss with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and using a handgun in the commission of a crime. 

When asked why the suspects might have fired into the club, Julie Parker, public information officer for the county police department, told The Washington Post that Gillis was likely targeting the officers and staff who ejected him from the club

Neo July 30, 2012 at 10:14 AM
This guy looks endangering to society, I'm glad he's off the streets.
Sergio Flores July 30, 2012 at 06:22 PM
He was a very good guy he was high and or drunk he was the boss of whole food market and he was very nice guy and everybody loved him. How somebody looks doesn't matter, what matters is that he was great guy. As i said he was drunk and angry, those mixtures don't go together. You have one point it was that he was using violence and did hurt somebody but he was a very great man if you knew him like i did.
Susan Fields May 06, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Kelly is a wonderful person. kind hearted and compassionate and everyone who knows him, loves him. you cannot judge a book by it's cover, especially in this case. Neo, who are you and how do you know Kelly? or do you? mind your own business as you know nothing other that the false report given on the news.
Susan Gilliss May 17, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Neo, this guy is my son and he is not dangerous to anyone. never judge by a book by it's cover. I wonder what you look like. I suppose you are perfect and you have never made a mistake! o yourself a favor, and read the Bible. never judge anyone until you have throughly looked at yourself.


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