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Police Kill Man Suspected of Fast Food Burglaries in Prince George's County

Anthony Trice Jr., 24, refused to drop a gun, police said

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    Police Kill Armed Burglary Suspect in Clinton

    Anthony Trice Jr., 24, was shot after police say they caught him breaking into a Checkers in Clinton. He also was a suspect in burglaries at a Wendy’s and a Popeyes nearby. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Monday, May 14, 2018)

    A Prince George’s County police officer shot and killed a man on Monday after police say he burglarized a Checkers restaurant and refused orders to drop a gun.

    Anthony Trice Jr., 24, was shot after police say they caught him breaking into a Checkers in Clinton. He also was a suspect in burglaries at a Wendy’s and a Popeyes nearby.

    Officers responded to a burglary alarm at Checkers in the 8800 block of Woodyard Road at 3:40 a.m.. They found Trice there at a safe.

    The officers set up a perimeter around the restaurant and called to Trice to surrender. One officer said he saw that he was armed and warned the other officers.

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    Trice did not comply with the officers' order to surrender, Police Chief Hank Stawinski said at a press conference Monday.

    Trice went out of a side door with the weapon in his hand and pointed it at at least two officers, police say. The officers ordered him to drop, and one of the officers fired a shot, hitting him once in the leg.

    A handgun and screwdriver were recovered near where he fell, Stawinski said. A spent shell casing from the suspect's weapon also was found at the scene.

    The officers rendered aid at the scene. Then, Trice died at a hospital. He lived on Piscataway Road in Clinton.

    No officers were injured.

    A camera on a police cruiser captured the incident, and the department plans to release the footage what they can, Stawinski said.

    Investigators believe Trice may have been involved in the burglary of a nearby Popeyes. Stawinski said investigators are still looking through surveillance footage, but they believe he was responsible for burglaries. 

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