Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting in Prince George's County Friday night -- and investigating what that shooting has to do with an later exchange of gunfire involving a police officer.
The incident unfolded Friday night. First, 911 calls of a shooting came from a neighborhood near Hill Oaks and Hill roads in Seat Pleasant. A Prince George's County police officer responded within a minute, and saw a white Mitsubishi Galant speeding down Hill Oaks Road.
The officer stopped the car, and the driver got out. Police said the driver was acting unusual and holding something in his hand that the officer couldn't identify.
Police said the officer feared for his life and shot at the man. The driver was not hit.
Then police found a passenger in the car suffering from a gunshot wounds suffered earlier that night.
"That passenger was not stuck by police gunfire," said Lt. Bill Alexander of Prince George's County police. "Turns out the passenger was stuck somewhere in this neighborhood behind us. The circumstances leading to that passenger being shot, we are still investigating. It is not clear."
The passenger was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police are questioning the driver, but police said they do not believe he shot the passenger. A nearby area was roped off while police search for the shooting suspect.
Meanwhile, there are bullet holes in the police officer's windshield, and investigators are trying to determine how they got there.