Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Suspect During Struggle in Prince George's Co.

August 10, 2018

Photo via PGPD


An armed suspect was shot and killed by a Prince George's County officer during a struggle Thursday night.

Police received a community tip about an an armed individual selling drugs in the 7000 block of Sheriff Road. When officers approached the suspect, he ran.

Officers were able to catch up and tackle the suspect a short distance away. During a struggle, the man reached for a gun on his waistband, police say.

One officer shot the suspect.

No officers were hurt during the shooting. The suspect died later at the hospital despite life saving medical measures.

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