Officer Shot Outside Laurel School Identified

LAUREL, Md. -- Prince George's County police have identified an officer who was shot outside an elementary school in Laurel.

Police said Cpl. Carlton Dean, an 11-year veteran, was investigating an alarm at Oaklands Elementary School in the 13000 block of Laurel Bowie Road early Tuesday. He saw a man, and as the two fought, the officer's gun went off.

Police say the officer was grazed by a bullet on the forehead, but the wound was not life-threatening.

Dean has been placed on administrative leave.

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