Police officer shot in gunfire exchange in Prince George’s Co.

A police officer was shot during an exchange of gunfire in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Monday night.

According to Riverdale Park Police, the incident occurred at about 9:47 p.m. near Riverdale Road and 58th Avenue. 

Officers observed a car driving through the area as they suspected it was involved in a shooting. As they tried to stop the vehicle, it attempted to flee the scene. 

Officers placed stop strips near the suspect, causing the car to stop on East-West Boulevard at Taylor Road. Two suspects left the vehicle and shot at the officers before fleeing on foot. 

One officer was shot during the shooting and taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was released after midnight Tuesday. 

The officer was taken to a local hospital in stable condition

Authorities did not report any other injuries.

Police are on the lookout for two suspects, but descriptions were not released. 

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Riverdale Park Police Department at 301-927-4343.

A map below shows where the shooting took place.

WTOP’s José Umaña contributed to this story. 

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