The Washington Post

Prince George’s police shoot man

This story has been updated.

A man is in critical condition Wednesday morning following a police-involved shooting in Southeast Washington Tuesday night, authorities said.

Police officers from Prince George’s County and the District arrived shortly after 10 p.m. in the 800 block of Southern Avenue, which forms the boundary between the District and Maryland. They were responding to reports that a man was shooting a gun in the Glassmanor area of Oxon Hill.

According to a preliminary investigation, police arrived to find the suspect holding a gun. Officers reportedly told the man to put down his weapon but the man opened fire at police, prompting officers to shoot back, officials said.

According to officials, two Prince George’s County police officers shot the man, who has not been identified.

Because the shooting occurred on the D.C. side of Southern Avenue boundary, District police are conducting the investigation.

Officer Paul Metcalf, a D.C. police spokesman said preliminary accounts indicated that the man who was shot was conscious and breathing when taken to a hospital.

No one else was injured, officials said.

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