A Temple Hills man was shot and wounded by Prince George's County police Thursday night as officers arrested three suspects after an armed robbery at an Oxon Hill pizza parlor.
The shooting came moments before a Chevrolet Blazer carrying three men rammed a police car that was blocking the truck's path leaving a restaurant in the 6200 block of Oxon Hill Road.
Arrested and charged with armed robbery were Derek Charles Price, 26, of 1810 Trenton Place SE, who police said is an escapee from a District correctional facility; Chancey Lavone Coleman, 26, of 3143 15th Place SE, and John Oliver Minor, 37, of 4409 23th Place, Temple Hills.
Minor was treated at Prince George's Hospital Center for a wound in the left shoulder, and Coleman was treated for facial injuries he suffered when the car slammed into the police cruiser and a fence, police said. All three were being held in the county correctional center in Upper Marlboro.
After the arrests, police recovered a 9mm semiautomatic handgun, a knife, several ski masks and money.
A police spokesman, Sgt. Mark A. Wright, said officers saw a 1987 Chevrolet Blazer that matched the description of a vehicle seen leaving the scene of several area robberies. Three men put on ski masks, went into the Pizza Hut and robbed a cashier of $141 at gunpoint, police said.
The men then drove a short distance in the parking lot when they were blocked by police cruisers. Police said three officers approached the vehicle and ordered passengers to surrender. Two shotguns and a service revolver were fired just before the Blazer rammed into a police car.
The three officers who fired their weapons -- Cpl. Patrick Morrisette, Cpl. Steve Grimes and Cpl. J.E. Norris -- were placed on routine administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal police investigation.