Officer Morris and his partner had been investigating a theft when they spotted a car being driven by the suspect and attempted to stop it. The officers pursued the vehicle onto southbound I-95 and chased it a short distance until the vehicle purposefully cut them off, causing the patrol car to leave the roadway and enter a ravine. Officer Morris was ejected from the vehicle.
Both officers were transported to a local hospital where Officer Morris succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle they were pursuing continued to flee and remains at large.
Officer Morris had served with the Prince George’s County Police Department for 2-1/2 years and had previously served as an Explorer with the department. He was assigned to the 6th District.