DC-Area Shooting Suspect Mistakenly Released from Jail: Police Launch Urgent Manhunt

On January 20th, Brian Wordell Morris Jr., 27, was arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred on January 15th in Alexandria, Virginia.

Morris was apprehended with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service and taken to the Prince George’s County jail on an open warrant for a malicious wounding charge. However, in a shocking turn of events, Morris was mistakenly released from jail just an hour after his arrival.

Brian Wordell Morris
Brian Wordell Morris Jr., 27, is being sought after he was mistakenly released from a Virginia jail hours after his arrest. (Photo: WJLA)

The exact circumstances surrounding his release are not yet clear, but police are now actively searching for him. The Alexandria Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service are leading the effort to apprehend Morris and bring him back into custody.

This unfortunate incident highlights the importance of proper communication and coordination between law enforcement agencies to ensure that suspects do not slip through the cracks. The Alexandria Police Department has stated that they are conducting an internal investigation to determine how Morris was mistakenly released and to ensure that such an error does not happen again.

The 22-year-old victim of Morris suffered multiple injuries but was expected to survive.

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In the meantime, the public is advised to exercise caution and to contact the police immediately if they have any information on Morris’ whereabouts. The police warned the public that he is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached. The Alexandria Police Department encourages the public to immediately inform them of his whereabouts.

The shooting incident and Morris’ mistaken release have caused concern among the local community. It is imperative that the authorities work quickly and efficiently to apprehend Morris and ensure that justice is served for the victim and their family.

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