Stephon Prather charged in shooting of Howard County police offi - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Stephon Prather charged in shooting of Howard County police officer

Posted: Updated:
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -

Howard County police say a man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of an officer in Laurel.

Twenty-nine-year-old Stephon Prather was also charged Friday with assault, reckless endangerment and gun offenses. He is being held without bond.

It could not be immediately determined if Prather has an attorney.

Prather is accused of shooting 30-year-old Officer Steven Houk Wednesday when Houk and two other officers confronted him outside a car dealership. Police say Prather shot at the officers, who returned fire.

Police say Prather was found Thursday morning walking on Route 1. He was treated for a gunshot wound to his leg.

Houk is at Shock Trauma in Baltimore and his condition was upgraded from serious to fair Friday.


Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices