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Man Shot By Police May Be Suspect In Mall Killings

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FORESTVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man has been fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with a Prince George’s County police officer, and police are trying to confirm if the man’s the suspect from an earlier double shooting.

Cpl. Henry Tippett, a police spokesman, says the man was shot just after 10 a.m. Saturday after he emerged from a Forestville home with two firearms and confronted an officer. Tippett says the man was killed at the scene by the officer, who was also shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Tippett says police are trying to confirm the man’s identity and determine if he’s the suspect in a double-shooting earlier in the morning at the Arundel Mills Mall.

Tippett says Saturday’s shooting occurred as Prince George’s County police helped Anne Arundel County police investigate the killings.

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

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