PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A homicide suspect was killed and a police officer was injured in a shooting in Prince George’s County Tuesday afternoon, the Montgomery County Department of Police said.
The shooting happened in a parking lot outside townhomes and apartments near Muirkirk Road.READ MORE: Maryland Vaccine Lottery: Monday's VaxCash Winner Is From Bel Air
The Montgomery County officers were trying to arrest the suspect, who was wanted in a homicide near Jacksonville, Florida, at the time of the shooting, police said. The suspect at the officers, who then returned fire. One officer was injured; their condition is unknown.
One MCP officer was shot by the suspect. The officer’s condition is unknown at this time. The suspect is deceased. MCP will provide updates as additional information is confirmed.
— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) November 17, 2020
The Prince George’s County Police Department is handling the investigation.
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We are on the scene of a Montgomery County officer involved shooting. @PGPDNews detectives are assuming the investigation. Please direct all inquiries related to this incident to @mcpnews. pic.twitter.com/KDlttT71yh
— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) November 17, 2020
A news conference is set for 5 p.m.
The Baltimore County Police Department tweeted it “extends our thoughts” to the department and the injured officer.
— Baltimore County Police Department (@BaltCoPolice) November 17, 2020
The Baltimore Police Department also offered its thoughts and prayers.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with MCP and the officer injured earlier today. @mcpnews
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) November 18, 2020