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Prince George’s police officer involved in gunfire in College Park, authorities say

Prince George’s police officer involved in gunfire in College Park, authorities say

Authorities said a Prince George’s County police officer was involved in a shooting Thursday morning in College Park.

Police said the incident started around 7:45 a.m. at the Home Depot in the 4700 block of Cherry Hill Road near Route 1 and the Capital Beltway interchange. A uniformed, on-duty county police officer was at the store when a manager identified two people who he suspected of stealing hundreds of dollars’ worth of merchandise, according to Prince George’s Police Chief Hank Stawinski.

He said they were known shoplifters to the county police and to store personnel.

When the suspects saw the officer talking to the manager, they each left the store separately. At...

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