PRINCE GEORGE’S CO. – Prince George’s County Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Wednesday in which an officer fatally shot a suspect who had just killed a victim at a liquor store in Oxon Hill.
Police say the suspect was at a liquor store in the 6200 block of Livingston Road when he shot and killed a man around 1:15 p.m.
A non-uniformed Prince George’s County police officer who was in the area waiting at a traffic light got out of his car at the sound of gunfire and started running toward the toward the store.
Investigators say the officer shouted commands at the suspect who was running toward the officer. The suspect ignored those commands and the officer fatally shot the suspect after noticing he had a gun according to Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski.
“We know the suspect fired several times and we have several shell casings from that weapon,” said Stawinski. “We also recovered that weapon on the body of the suspect.”
The officer has not been identified but was said to be a robbery specialist who was on duty but on his way to an unrelated assignment.
It is unclear what initially led to the liquor store shooting, but police say they are continuing to investigate.
Police said they will wait to identify the victim and murder suspect until next of kin have been notified.
You can hear the chief’s full statement from Wednesday afternoon by following the Tweet below.