Clinton Teen Shoots at Pr. George's Officers

By Candace Rondeaux
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, September 13, 2007; 11:42 AM

An 18-year-old Clinton man was wounded late yesterday when he was shot by two undercover Prince George's County police officers in Clinton, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. when the 18-year-old drove up on a motorized mini-bike to the officers' unmarked car near the 9500 block of Badger Avenue, said Cpl. Clinton Copeland, a police spokesman. Armed with a handgun and wearing a mask, the man fired several shots at the officers as they sat in their car. The man was shot in the upper body when the officers returned fire, Copeland said.

The man, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and remains in stable condition today. Charges are pending against him, Copeland said.

The two officers, whose names have not been released, have been placed on administrative leave with pay as part of a routine investigation into the shooting.

It is unclear what the nature of the undercover operation was or whether the 18-year-old was a target of it, Copeland said.

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