Crime and Courts

Laurel Officer Shot While Serving Attempted Murder Warrant: Police

The officer was treated at a hospital and released, police said

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A police officer was shot in Laurel, Maryland, while serving a warrant in an attempted murder case, police said.

The Laurel Police Department said officers were trying to carry out a search and arrest warrant in the 100 block of Bryan Court about 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers forced their way into the home, announced themselves, and then the suspect fired, police said.

One officer was struck, police said.

He was treated at a hospital and released Wednesday morning, police said. No name was immediately available.

Christopher Grayson Simms, 23, of Laurel was taken into custody, police said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Simms was the person whom police initially intended to arrest.

Residents in the area can expect a police presence as the investigation continues, police said.

Police said there’s no danger to the public.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact Laurel police at 240-278-0758.

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