Laurel, MD – A Montgomery County police officer was shot in Prince George’s County on Tuesday afternoon while helping to apprehend a murder suspect from Jacksonville, Florida.
Prince George’s County police said the incident occurred at about 3:20 p.m. on Nov. 17 as officers were attempting to arrest a fugitive in the 9500-block of Muirkirk Road in Laurel, WRC reported.
Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said the officers were working as a part of a U.S. Marshals task force when the shooting happened.
It was unclear who shot the suspect, but police said that the fugitive had been pronounced dead, WTTG reported.
The wounded officer was airlifted to the University of Maryland Medical Center – Shock Trauma in Baltimore by a U.S. Park Police helicopter.
Officials have not released any details on the wounded officer’s condition, WRC reported.
Montgomery County Police chief says he still can’t say the condition of an officer shot in what is described as a shootout with a suspect wanted in a homicide in Jacksonville, Florida last night. That suspect died after being hit at a Laurel apartment complex. pic.twitter.com/8WYR3KQQTc
— Tom Roussey (@tomrousseyABC7) November 17, 2020
WJLA reported on radio traffic between the dispatchers and officers at the scene.
“They’re trying to control the bleeding. He’s shot two times,” the dispatcher said.
MORE: The wanted suspect is dead, police confirm.
This happened around 3:20 p.m. in the area of 9508 Muirkirk Road in Laurel, near the Crestleigh Apartments (see map).
Sources say the shooting involves MoCo's Repeat Offender Unit. That's why they were in Prince George's County. pic.twitter.com/3YnJlG1ntc
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) November 17, 2020
#BREAKING: Montgomery County Police confirm an officer was shot in Laurel. Police say this happened as police were attempting to arrest a suspect wanted for a homicide in Jacksonville, Florida. Police say the suspect is dead. Officer's condition unknown at this time. @wusa9
— Jeff Ackermann (@JeffAckermann) November 17, 2020
BREAKING: @mcpnews officer shot by suspect in Laurel. Police say Montgomery Co. officers were attempting to arrest a suspect wanted for a homicide that occurred in Jacksonville, Florida. Police say suspect is dead & Officer’s condition is unknown. Latest on @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/4yWvxb4ePI
— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) November 17, 2020
MCP officers have been involved in a shooting in Prince George’s County. MCP officers were attempting to arrest a suspect wanted for a homicide that occurred in Jacksonville, Florida.
— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) November 17, 2020
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