Officer Fatally Shoots Man Who Fired From Balcony in Maryland, Police Say

A police officer in Greenbelt, Maryland, fatally shot a man who police said fired at officers from a balcony Monday night. 

Rico Don Rae Johnson, 28, was shot by an officer after he fired at officers, the Greenbelt Police Department said in a statement.  

The officers were called to the 6200 block of Springhill Court just after 10:30 p.m. for a report of a person shooting in the area. When they arrived, they found Johnson firing from a third-floor balcony of an apartment building. 

Police said Johnson fired at the officers, and an officer returned fire, striking him. Johnson was taken to a hospital, where he died. 

No other injuries were reported. 

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. 

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