Officer fires shots outside mall
A Montgomery County police officer fired shots Tuesday at a moving car that had tried to hit the officer near Westfield Wheaton shopping center, police officials said.
Police released few details about the incident, which began about 6 p.m. in the 11160 block of Viers Mill Road. The officer was on foot when the vehicle tried to strike him, said Officer Melanie Brenner, a police spokesowoman.
The vehicle then fled the scene. Soon afterward, police found it abandoned near the Wheaton Metro station.
The police officer, who was not immediately identified, was not injured, Brenner said. Authorities believe the car’s driver was not wounded in the incident.
-- Clarence Williams
| March 30, 2010; 7:50 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
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