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Armed Man Shot by Police

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division-Homicide Sex Section are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Sandy Spring today.

At 4:31 p.m., 4th District officers responded to a call for a man with a gun at the Sandy Spring Urban Bar-B-Que located at 805 Olney-Sandy Spring Road.  Upon arrival, officers observed a white male subject in the outdoor dining area of the restaurant.  He was armed with a firearm.  Officers  attempted to communicate with the subject and gave him verbal commands.  The man refused to comply with officers' directions.  The two officers discharged their service weapons.  The subject was injured and transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting, including the number of shots fired, remain under investigation.  The identity of the subject will be released after his family has been notified.

As is standard procedure, the officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.  Their identities will be released tomorrow.

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Release ID: 12-147
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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