- Associated Press - Sunday, November 13, 2011

A man suspected of killing two people outside a Maryland shopping mall Saturday morning was fatally shot hours later in an exchange of gunfire with Prince George’s County police officers, authorities say.

Cpl. Henry Tippett, a Prince George’s police spokesman, said 22-year-old James Coleman was killed Saturday morning after emerging from a District Heights home with two guns.

He said Mr. Coleman shot one officer in the torso with a shotgun, but the officer is expected to survive. Six officers are believed to have opened fire.

CPL. Tippett said Mr. Coleman was suspected in the fatal shooting hours earlier of two people in the parking lot of Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover. Prince George’s police went to the home based on information and tips received by the Anne Arundel police, Cpl. Tippett said.

Anne Arundel County police identified the mall shooting victims as Chonsay Laquez Green, 30, of Capitol Heights, and Jeneen Desiree Dunn, 25, of Greenbelt.

Anne Arundel police Lt. James Fredericks said Saturday night that investigators believe the gunman may have known the victims, but they are still investigating whether that is the case and what the motive for the shootings may have been.