A Prince George’s County Police officer has been placed on administrative leave following the shooting of a person, allegedly high on PCP, who threatened to kill the officer in Oxon Hill.
Police spokesperson Cpl. Larry Johnson says officers responded to the 5000 block of Barnaby Lane at about 10:22 p.m. Sunday for a report of a suspicious person in the area. Upon arrival, they found a male who was bloody.
Johnson says the suspect became combative as medical personnel tried to help him. He says an officer tasered the suspect, but it had no effect on the him. The suspect pulled the taser prongs from his body, then charged at the officer while saying that “he was going to kill him.” The officer shot the suspect one time.
The suspect was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Two officers also suffered minor injuries.
Johnson says the officer who shot the suspect will remain on paid leave pending the outcome of an investigation.