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Pr. George's deputies shoot, wound man outside nightclub

Prince George’s County sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a man early Thursday morning after the man apparently rammed one of them with a car outside Club Elite in Temple Hills, authorities said.

The incident started shortly after 1 a.m. in the parking lot of the club, which is located in the Rosecroft Shopping Center, authorities said.

A fight broke out and two off-duty sheriff’s deputies providing security for the club tried to break it up, said Sgt. Yakeisha Hines, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman.

The suspects “turned on the deputies,” Hines said. After a short struggle, one of them jumped in a car and rammed a male deputy. That deputy and another female deputy on the scene opened fire, striking the suspect in the car, Hines said.

The deputy hit by the car and the suspect hit by gunfire were both transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Hines said.

Two other people involved in the fight were also transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons, she said.

Hines declined to release the names of any of those involved. It was unclear how the fight started, she said. County police are investigating the incident.

The deputies who fired their weapons will be placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Hines said.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  April 22, 2010; 10:07 AM ET
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1am, on a weeknight, in a strip mall. I wouldn't call that a club. I wonder how many people called in 'sick' today that were there. C'mon--- a weeknight? Really?

Posted by: Aimhigh2000 | April 22, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

The man was just trying to have his self some fun & the mean old pigs picked on him.

I bet that's a fun place to work. NOT.

Stupid drunk people + drugs = drama & danger.

No one likes to act like an adult these days. Every other man is trying for THUG/KNUCKLEHEAD/TOUGH GUY OF THE YEAR.

What's so fun/exciting about jail that makes so many idiots do their best to get arrested? Do they make good corn bread in jail? The guards are hot young women?

Posted by: uncivil | April 22, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

That area has become totally an all black neighborhood over the recent years. It is basically just S.E. Washington extended. The clientele that must frequent that club is probably so ghetto-fied that I wonder why we do not hear about more incidents from there on a regular basis.

Posted by: Hotelguest0 | April 22, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Do they make good corn bread in jail?
And you say you don't have a racist bone in your body.....

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | April 22, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

All those "clubs" in PGC should be shut down. It attacts nothing but criminals and miscreants. I wish the officer would have shot to kill as oppose to wound.

Posted by: jabreal00 | April 22, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

I knew we couldn't get through a day here at the good olde WASH POST forum WITHOUT someone using the word "racist."

Posted by: uncivil | April 22, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Aimhigh2000 wrote:
1am, on a weeknight, in a strip mall. I wouldn't call that a club. I wonder how many people called in 'sick' today that were there. C'mon--- a weeknight? Really?


Called in sick? To what? Work???

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | April 22, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

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