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Posted at 7:50 PM ET, 03/30/2010

Officer fires shots outside mall

By Erica Johnston

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

By Erica Johnston  | March 30, 2010; 7:50 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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This is actually between the Target and the Giant. That area is closed off with police tape and lots of cops.

I wonder why they think the car intentionally tried to hit the cop?

Posted by: jeendee | March 30, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

"I wonder why they think the car intentionally tried to hit the cop?"


1. Because it's Wheaton.

2. The vehicle fled the scene.

3a. The car was found abandoned (translation: it was stolen).

3b. The car was found abandoned near a Metro station (translation: the suspect was trying to make a speedy getaway on public transportation).

Posted by: Hk45 | March 31, 2010 7:33 AM | Report abuse

More news about the degradation of Montgomery County. Good work County Council!

Posted by: mclovin | March 31, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

Montgomery County cops have gone downhill from the '60 and '70's when I grew-up there.........shameful. I don't trust them as far as I could toss them. Thugs now.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 31, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

False accusations of racism by minorities and their leaders of county police has made officer's reluctant to apprehend suspects just because of their ethnicity. Montgomery county police is even reluctant to give traffic ticket to people of color let alone catching thieves for fear of accusations of discrimination by national associations and liberties unions etc.

Posted by: Jim110 | March 31, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Jim110: How pathetically ignorant and disgraceful.

Posted by: Dessalines | March 31, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone wish to fathom a guess, on the ethnic / immigration status, of the one who got away?

Posted by: Robbnitafl | March 31, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

you mean guess the ethnic/immigration status of the tard cop?...blazing away wildly in a shopping center lot?

Posted by: SofaKingCool2009 | March 31, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

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