TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (WDVM) — The Prince George’s County Police Department responded to a reported officer-involved shooting in Temple Hills.
Police say they have two suspects in custody that are believed to be involved in the shooting and are searching for an additional suspect. According to police, one officer was injured after being struck by a suspect’s vehicle.
An officer is injured after a carjacking, shooting, and brief police chase that ended at the Naylor Road Metro station.
Two suspects are in custody and one still at large and an officer was hurt after being stuck by a vehicle on Naylor Road and Suitland Parkway. Police say it started on the 4900 block of Beech Road as officers were investigating a fraudulent purchase at a car repair shop. As a black Dodge Charger was driving off – it struck one of the officers at a high speed.
Shots were then fired at the getaway vehicle but no one was injured. After a short chase, the two suspects were arrested but police are still looking for another suspect who is still on the loose. Officials say the charger the suspects were driving was a stolen vehicle out of D.C.
“As that was happening the second officer who was standing beside the car discharged his firearm into that vehicle, that Dodge Carger then fled the parking lot at a high rated speed,” said Anthony Schartner, PGPD, deputy chief.
The injured officer was treated and released from the hospital. Also, the officer who discharged his weapon has been placed on administrative leave as is protocol.