Associated Press

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Maryland police are seeking the public’s help as they investigate a motorcycle accident that left an off-duty District of Columbia police officer dead.

Prince Georges County Police say they want to speak with anyone who witnessed the accident shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday in Clinton.

Police say 27-year-old Jamal Shaw was riding his own motorcycle westbound on Piscataway Road when a vehicle, also westbound, changed lanes in front of him, forcing Shaw to take evasive action.

Investigators say Shaw’s motorcycle slid on its side, and that he was struck by a car heading eastbound. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police are trying to identify the driver who changed lanes in front of Shaw and who did not remain on scene.

Shaw joined the DC Police department in 2015.

#DCsBravest extend our deepest sympathies to @DCPoliceDept and the family of MPD Officer Jamal Shaw, who died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Friday. pic.twitter.com/JsCxZ7Czgs

— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 7, 2018

Family members say they will miss Officer Jamal Shaw’s personality. He was great with kids and was a mentor in the community. He wanted to motivate people to do better @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/PzAnKPuQ8v

— Michael Quander WUSA (@MikeQReports) April 7, 2018

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