A man is accused of shooting at and trying to kill a Gaithersburg police officer. Undercover officers were on patrol near School Drive when someone reported a suspicious vehicle -- which was the car police were using -- at about 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, Montgomery County police said. The man called back at about 3 a.m., and police saw a man pacing outside a residence.
An officer followed the man, identified as 31-year-old Phillip A. Watson, into his residence and called out to him. Police say Watson fired at the officer with a handgun. That officer, who police did not name, dropped to the floor and another officer fired at Watson, police said.
No one was injured.
Watson has been charged with attempted murder and other offenses. The officers are on administrative leave.