UPDATE 1:06 p.m. — Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones briefed media on the scene Wednesday morning, saying, “At this point, we believe there is a relationship [between the victim and the suspect], we believe the victim in [the initial] shooting knew the suspect in [the police-involved] incident. We’re still looking into that further.”
In line with new state law in Maryland, the Office of the Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Division will handle the officer-involved shooting investigation.
Investigators say the identities of the officers involved and the identity of the decedent will be made public after next-of-kin notifications are made over the next two days. The body-worn camera footage is likely to be released in the next two weeks.
UPDATE 9:02 a.m. — All officers involved in the fatal shooting have been put on administrative leave, according to the WDVM reporter on the scene.
The officer who responded to the first shooting was off-duty but heard the shots in the area and ran over. The car in question that officials put a lookout for was a white Mercedes.
No officers were injured in the gunfire exchange.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — Montgomery County Police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning.
Around 4:15 a.m. officers responded to the 900 block of Bonifant Street for a report of a shooting. An adult male was found with a gunshot wound and he was taken to a local hospital.
Officers then put out a lookout for the suspect’s car and found it. While conducting a traffic stop at Wayne Avenue and Dartmouth Avenue, an occupant in that car fired rounds at the officers. The officers fired back, striking the person.
The person died on the scene.
Montgomery County Police say the investigation is active and ongoing.
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