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Prince George’s Co. Police Shoot Man In Oxon Hill

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Officials say a Prince George’s County police officer has shot a man following a confrontation in Oxon Hill.

Police were called to the 5100-block of Woodland Boulevard, near Barnaby Lane, about 10 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a suspicious person in the area. Arriving officers found a man who appeared to be covered in blood.

Police say the man tried to fight with officers, and an officer used a Taser on him. Officials say the man then allegedly threatened to kill one or more officers. The man was shot by an officer and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The officer who shot the man has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Police believe the man may have been high on PCP.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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