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Man shot by police after firing on P.G. officers

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A man is in critical condition following a shootout with police Tuesday night that involved two Prince George's County police officers, officials said.

The shooting occurred shortly after 10 p.m. in the 800 block of Southern Avenue Southeast, along a road that is the dividing line between the District and Prince George's County.

Prince George's County police responded to the Glassmanor neighborhood, which borders Southeast D.C., around 10:07 p.m. for a report that a man was indiscriminately firing a gun in the area, county police spokesman Officer Edward Martin said.

When officers investigating the report came upon a man with a gun, they told him to drop the weapon. He refused and began firing at the officers instead, Officer Martin said.

Officers fired at the man, critically wounding him.

Neither of the two officers were injured and both have been placed on routine administrative leave as the shooting is investigated.

County police said a gun was recovered from the scene.

While county police responded to the initial call because it came from their jurisdiction, the shooting happened in the District and as a result the Metropolitan Police Department will investigate the case.

MPD officials said Wednesday morning the man shot by police would face charges of assault on a police officer but released no other details.

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