UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — A man who opened fire on
a Maryland police station faces a prison sentence for his conviction on
a murder charge in the blue-on-blue killing of an undercover detective
who tried to end the gunman's attack.
Michael Ford is scheduled to
be sentenced by a Prince George's County judge on Thursday, more than
two months after a jury convicted the 25-year-old man of second-degree
murder and other charges.
Ford's two younger brothers, Malik and Elijah Ford, drove him to the
police station and videotaped the March 2016 shooting with their
cellphones. They pleaded guilty to related charges and also are
scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.
Detective Jacai Colson
exchanged gunfire with Ford before a fellow officer fatally shot the
plainclothes narcotics detective, mistaking him for a threat.