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BREAKING: Officer Shot Trying To Apprehend Murder Suspect

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.

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.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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