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Prince George's Co. police shoot man in Oxon Hill

Monday - 8/20/2012, 7:48am  ET

OXON HILL, Md. - Officials say a Prince George's County police officer has shot a man following a confrontation in Oxon Hill.

Police were called to the 5100 block of Woodland Boulevard, near Barnaby Lane, about 10 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a suspicious person in the area. Arriving officers found a man who appeared to be covered in blood.

Police say the man tried to fight with officers, and an officer used a Taser on him. Officials say the man then allegedly threatened to kill one or more officers. The man was shot by an officer and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The officer who shot the man has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Police believe the man may have been high on PCP.


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