Police-involved Montgomery Co. shooting leaves man dead

WASHINGTON — One man is dead after a police-involved shooting late Monday in the Montgomery Village area, officials said.

Montgomery County police said an officer was checking out a theft report near 10022 Stedwick Road and called for help from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department because shots were fired.

Other officers arrived and found a man with gunshot wounds. The fire department took him to an area hospital, where he later died.

Police recovered a weapon at the scene and are gathering evidence. They are also talking to witnesses to determine what led to the shooting.

Spokesman Paul Starks told WTOP the officer involved has been with the department for five years and will be placed on paid administrative leave.

He told The Associated Press that a weapon was found, but can’t say what kind, and said the officer should’ve been wearing an activated body camera.

Police said the officer will be identified Tuesday. The man will be identified once relatives are notified.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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