Two men are in critical condition after an early-morning shootout yesterday outside a Cheverly motel, where a Prince George's man fought off five alleged attackers who he believed were trying to rob him, police said.

Three Prince George's County deputy sheriffs have been restricted to administrative duties pending an investigation into the wounding of one of the two injured men.

According to police, Donald Charles Jones, 31, of Brentwood, fired several shots at two men who he said were trying to pull him from his parked car outside the motel. He wounded at least one of the men, Bernard Davis, 27, of Washington, police said.

Jones' cries for help attracted three off-duty Prince George's deputy sheriffs from the motel's restaurant. All three fired at another of Jones' alleged attackers as the man fled from the motel parking lot, according to county Sheriff James V. Aluisi.

David Carlton Holiday, 19, of Marlow Heights, was found lying on the ramp leading from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to Prince George's General Hospital, a few hundred yards from the motel. Police are not certain whether Holiday was wounded by Jones or the deputy sheriffs, but Gina Marconi, 28, Robert Novotny,35, and Eric Olsen, 27, have been placed on administrative duty status pending a police investigation into the incident.

Davis and Holiday are in critical condition at Prince George's General Hospital. One woman and two girls who allegedly persuaded Jones to bring them to the motel just before the apparent robbery attempt have been charged with armed robbery. According to police, they are Donna Lane, 27, of Washington, and two 17-year-old girls from Bladensburg.