A Prince George’s County police officer shot and killed an armed man Monday night during a confrontation in the Landover area, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of Sheriff Road, when an officer on patrol spotted three people who appeared suspicious. They fled when he approached. He caught one and a struggle broke out.

The officer used his Taser, said Cpl. Larry Johnson, a police spokesman. The man pulled out the prongs that some Tasers use to administer an electrical shock.

After the man drew a gun from his waistband, the officer fired his own gun, Johnson said.

The officer was placed on administrative leave as a matter of routine.

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