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Police Fire Shots While Trying to Make Arrest in Maryland

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    Suspect Fled After Police Fire Shots Trying to Make Arrest

    Police fired shots during an arrest attempt in Laurel, Maryland, Thursday afternoon. The suspect rammed a police cruiser and got away. Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019)

    Police officers fired shots while trying to make an arrest in Maryland Thursday afternoon, but it's unclear if anyone was struck.

    Video shows the suspect's car ramming a minivan while he tried to elude police closing in on him.

    Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said three officers fired a total of four shots. The glass of a storm door at a nearby residence shattered.

    The incident included the suspect colliding with a police cruiser.

    Stawinski said officers located the car driven by 20-year-old Alpha Mansaray a short time later.

    “In that suspect’s vehicle there are extraordinarily small amounts of blood,” Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said. “There are broken windows. The amount of blood we’re seeing in that car is not consistent with a gunshot injury at this point. But again, from my community, this is all very preliminary.”

    Court records show Mansaray has a criminal history for selling drugs. Stawinski said there was an open warrant for his arrest prior to this incident.

    The shooting took place at the Summerlyn Apartments off Bowie Road in Laurel after 3 p.m. just after school let out for the day.

    “My daughter just got dropped off at the bus at 2:50,” a resident said.

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