CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — A Prince George’s County police officer has been shot during an encounter with a group of men in Capitol Heights.


Authorities say officers who are part of a special police team encountered a group of males engaged in “suspicious activity” on Marblewood Avenue in Chapel Oaks area about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.


At some point, police say one of the men fired at an officer, striking him in the arm. Another officer then fired at one of the men in the group. Cpl. Henry Tippett, a police spokesman, says that man was also believed to have been shot in the arm.


Both the officer and the man were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


Tippett says all four men in the group were taken into custody.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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