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Police ID officer, dead man in fatal Silver Spring confrontation

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland have released the name of a police officer who fatally shot a man during a physical confrontation.

The Montgomery County Police Department issued a statement Tuesday identifying the officer as Anand Badgujar. He has roughly two years with the department and has been placed on administrative leave.

Badgujar on Monday fatally shot 41-year-old Robert Lawrence White, of the 300 block of Dearborn Avenue, who police Chief J. Thomas Manger says became “combative” in a parking lot of a townhouse community in Silver Spring.

It’s not yet clear what led to the deadly altercation. The patrolman had come to the area on an unrelated call. Manger says White was shot “multiple times” and was apparently unarmed.

Investigators are reviewing video from Badgujar’s body-worn camera.

WTOP’s Will Vitka contributed to this story.

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