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David Hall Dixon faces two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of use of a handgun in commission of a felony

David Hall Dixon faces two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of use of a handgun in commission of a felony

A Pentagon police officer accused of shooting dead two men he thought were breaking into cars in a Maryland parking lot has been indicted on two counts of murder and one of attempted murder, and also faces charges for pepper-spraying a homeless woman in his apartment building.

David Hall Dixon, 40, killed two men who he believed were breaking into cars at Takoma Overlook Condominiums on New Hampshire Avenue on April 7.

The victims have been identified as Dominique Williams, 32, and 38-year-old James Lionel Johnson. 

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The men, both believed to have been fleeing the scene in a getaway vehicle during the shooting, were later pronounced dead in hospital. 

Dixon has also been indicted on assault counts for an unrelated incident last year in which he allegedly brandished a shotgun and discharged pepper spray at a homeless woman in the lobby of his condominium building. 

Bill Brennan, the attorney who is representing Dixon, said he will plead not guilty to the charges. 

He added: 'Mr. Dixon has been honorably serving the public for over 20 years including eight years in the military with tours overseas. 

'He will vigorously contest these charges.'

Dixon has been placed on administrative leave. 

Takoma Park Police Department officers rushed to the condominium parking lot after multiple reports of shots fired. 

James Johnson (pictured)

Dominique Williams (Pictured)

Dominique Williams (right), 32, and James Lionel Johnson (left), 38, are both believed to have been fleeing the scene in a getaway vehicle during the

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