LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George’s County have identified a man who was fatally shot by a police officer, and say a gun, vial of suspected PCP and a ski mask were found in his possession.
Authorities say Michael Anthony Bailey, of District Heights, was killed during a Monday night scuffle with a police officer.READ MORE: The Fight For Cruelty-Free Cosmetics: Maryland Will Be 5th State To Ban Testing Makeup On Animals
The officer encountered Bailey, 26, and two other men hanging out in a high-crime area in Landover, but the group fled. A police department spokeswoman says the officer tried to use a stun gun to subdue Bailey, but that Bailey managed to pull the prongs from the device from his body and continued running.READ MORE: Johns Hopkins University Helping India Fight Covid Surge
Authorities say the officer, who is on administrative leave, fired shots after Bailey reached for a gun in the waistband of his pants.MORE NEWS: Driver Sought In Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Lakisha Furnanders
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