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Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 03/12/2011

Man wounded in gunfire with police

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil

Updated, 10:55 p.m.

A man was shot and critically wounded by Prince George's County police Saturday night after he fired at officers, the county police said. An officer was struck by a shot but uninjured, police said.

The gunfire broke out about 8 p.m. at Chillum and Queens Chapel Roads in the West Hyattsville/Mount Rainier areas. Police went there after a man was reported to be throwing bottles at cars and banging on store windows.

When police arrived the man fired at police and officers returned fire, police said. The man was taken to a hospital and a gun was found at the scene, police said.

By Clarence Williams and Martin Weil  | March 12, 2011; 10:55 PM ET
 
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