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Police: Officer shoots armed man in Landover

Officer-involved shooting reported in Landover (ABC7)

Police in Prince George's County are at the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Landover Thursday night.

The shooting happened in the 7800 block of Sheriff Road at 9:15 p.m.

According to police, Narcotics and Emergency Service Teams, who were acting on a tip, were conducting a joint operation at the location listed above Thursday evening.

The tip involved an armed man who police say was selling drugs in the neighborhood.

When officers approached the suspect, they say he ran. About 25 yards away, they tackled the man.

During a brief struggle, police say officers observed the man reaching for a gun in his waistband.

One officer then shot the man.

The man was transported to a local hospital and as of 11:30 p.m., the suspect was in surgery and listed in stable condition.

No officers were injured in the shooting.


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