UPDATE 8:16 p.m. 1/23 — Police said that the suspect was in custody and the vehicle was recovered. They found the suspect outside of Greenway Shopping Center around 4:30 p.m.
Neighbors said the car alarm had been blaring on and off for about two hours.
Police Chief Malik Aziz said that one officer approached the driver’s side. The other officer opened the passenger side door, and police saw a gun in the car. Police tried to stop the suspect for reaching for the gun when the suspect’s gun. The officer at the driver’s side fired his weapon and the driver drove off.
Police recovered a gun at the scene. The officer who fired the gun was placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Police said an officer fired a gun at someone who first shot at police Monday morning.
The Prince George’s County Police Department tweeted that emergency dispatchers received a call from someone who lives on Hickory Hill Avenue in Lanham around 8:40 a.m. The caller said that there was a suspicious car with somebody inside it. Police got there and approached the person in the driver’s seat. While they were there, police said the person pulled out a gun and fired it.
At that point, one officer fired. The person in the car took off. Police said they recovered the person’s gun.
The Prince George’s County Police Department said it wasn’t sure if the person in the car was hit when the officer fired at him. No police were hit.
The department said it still was looking for the person in the car as of 11:01 a.m.