Laurel officials say the shooting of a 20-year-old man inside a Laurel market on Sunday by a police officer investigating a burglary alarm was "unintentional."
Neither the officer nor the injured man was identified Monday by police, though city officials said the officer is a 17-year veteran of the Laurel Police Department and a firearms instructor.
He was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, officials said.
The injured man underwent surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, police said.
Audrey Barnes, director of communications for the city of Laurel, said officers were responding to a tripped burglary alarm at Indus Food International Market at Fourth Street and Montrose Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday when they encountered a teenager who refused police commands to stop.