A D.C. police captain was charged yesterday with assault with intent to commit murder by Prince George's County police after he allegedly fired four shots at a female police detective during a domestic dispute last Saturday, a Prince George's County police spokesman said.
Charles R. Bacon, a 13-year police veteran, surrendered to county police in Oxon Hill yesterday after a warrant had been issued for his arrest in the shooting incident involving police detective Ester H. Dimery, the spokesman said.
Bacon was arraigned and released on personal bond. A preliminary hearing was set for April 23.
Bacon, who is duputy director of the police department's personnel division, has been suspended without pay from the force pending the outcome of the case, a D.C. police spokesman said.
Dimery, who allegedly fired one warning shot, has had her police powers revoked pending a D.C. police internal affairs investigation.
According to police, the dispute occurred about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of Lumer Drive in Oxon Hill. Bacon, 37, and Dimery, 39, live in the 2400 block of Kingsway Road, which is a few blocks from there.
Sources said Bacon was on Kingsway Road on Friday night and argued with Dimery. He allegedly struck her with his fist and forced her to drive at gunpoint to a house in the 3300 block of Lumer Drive.
As Bacon approached the building, Dimery ran from him, the sources said, and the captain allegedly fired four shots at her from his service revolver. Dimery, who was running in a zig-zag pattern, fired one shot in the air, the sources said. Neighbors called police.