Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Pr. George's Co. - NBC4 Washington

Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Pr. George's Co.

Happened near elementary school



    The latest on a fatal police shooting in Prince George's County. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011)

    A man police say was menacing officers with a weapon was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon in the Carmody Hills area of Prince George's County.

    About noon, Maryland Park Police received a call for a potential suicide at the 6700 block of Valley Park Road.

    "He was threatening suicide and complaining of workplace issues," said Julie Parker, of Prince George's County police.

    Prince George's County police responded to the call.  When they arrived, a man walked out of his home, handgun in hand, police said. He was only identified as a 37-year-old man. Prince George's police said the man acted in a threatening manner toward officers, waving the weapon in their direction. Officers attempted to get the man to put the gun down, but he refused their orders.

    Raw Video: Carmody Hills Shooting

    [DC] Raw Video: Carmody Hills Shooting
    A police-involved shooting incident left one man dead on Wednesday.
    (Published Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011)

    After a half-hour standoff, after the man continued to threaten police, officers shot him dead.

    "He was armed with a handgun, and he waved that gun in a threatening manner, and several officers shot that man," Parker said.

    Bullet casings visible on the ground indicate multiple shots were fired. Cars parked on the driveway were riddled with bullets, News4's Derrick Ward reported.

    "We're still investigating whether the armed gunman fired any rounds," Parker said.

    Wednesday afternoon, the scene was swarmed by police, including a SWAT team vehicle.  The Carmody Hills Elementary School was locked down for a short time during the investigation.

    No motive has been given in the shooting yet, but investigators believe that holiday stress could have been a factor.

    No other injuries were reported. No one else was in the home.

    A portion of Valley Park Road remained closed at 2:30 p.m.  Parents heading to the school to pick up their kids could not drive down the street. They had to walk on foot around the police line.

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