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Pr. George’s sheriff’s deputy fatally shoots man

A Prince George's County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who "displayed a firearm" while the deputy was trying to serve a temporary peace order inside a home in the Riverdale area on Wednesday night, sheriff's officials said.

The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 6300 block of 63rd Avenue, said Sharon Taylor, a spokeswoman for the Prince George's sheriff's office. She said a deputy went to the home to serve a temporary peace order, and a woman let him inside.

Once there, Taylor said, a man "appeared from the rear of the home displaying a firearm." The deputy, she said, fired his own weapon at the man.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Taylor said she could not immediately release the names of anyof those involved. She said the deputy would be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure while Prince George's County police detectives and sheriff's internal affairs investigators probe the incident.

Taylor said she did not know how many shots the deputy fired, and she could not be more specific about the armed man's actions, other than to say he displayed a gun.

She said more details are expected to be released in the coming days.

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