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Man injured in police-involved shooting in Gaithersburg
A Montgomery County police officer on Sunday night shot a man who police said was wanted for firing a shot through the front door of another person’s home during a domestic dispute.
Officers pursued the man, who has not been identified, after Howard County police alerted them the man had fired a shot through the front door of a home in Columbia around 7:45 p.m., Howard police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said. The man had fled the scene by the time officers arrived, but Howard County police believed the man might have headed to a house in Gaithersburg.
Montgomery County police spotted the man leaving the house in a Ford Explorer around 11:30 p.m., and officers pulled him over at the intersection of Quince Orchard Road and Darnestown Road. Police did not describe the interaction that took place between officers and the man, except to say that officers observed a shotgun in the Explorer and during an “exchange between officers and the suspect, an officer fired his handgun at the suspect.”
The man was struck in the arm and leg and then drove away from the officers, coming to a stop after he rammed another vehicle a short distance away. The man’s injuries were not life-threatening.
No officers were injured during the ordeal. The 19-year police department veteran who shot the man has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.
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