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Posted at 02:39 AM ET, 08/20/2012

PG officer shoots man Sunday night

A man was shot and wounded in Prince George’s County Sunday night during a confrontation with police, authorities said.

A county police spokesman said officers found the man bloodied about 10:20 p.m. in the 5000 block of Barnaby Lane after being sent there to investigate a report of a suspicious person.

When rescue personnel tried to administer aid, the man became combative, prompting a police officer to deploy a Taser, said Cpl. Larry Johnson, the police spokesman.

The Taser is an electrical device intended as a substitute for lethal force. However, the man was not subdued, and after threatening an officer, the man charged at him, and was shot, Johnson said.

. He said the wound was not believed to be life-threatening.

Johnson said two officers received minor injuries.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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