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Man arrested in officer-involved shooting in Upper Marlboro

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 44-year-old man has been charged in connection with an officer-involved shooting that happened in Upper Marlboro on Tuesday morning, Prince Geoge's County police said.

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The suspect has been identified as 44-year-old Clyde Peterson of Upper Marlboro. A second suspect is still in the hospital in police custody, police said.

Police responded to the Marlboro Crossroads shopping center located in the 5700 block of Crain Highway around 10:45 a.m. for the report of a officer-involved shooting.

The investigation shows that two members of the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement were in the area when they saw a stolen Ford Mustang. Baltimore police had told officers that the car had been stolen from their jurisdiction.

A detective went up to the car. Peterson and the second suspect were both inside. According to a witness, the officer told the suspect not to touch his weapon. Fearing for his life, the officer fired his service weapon, striking both suspects.

The investigation also shows that the suspects may have driven to the shopping center with the attempt of robbing the bank. Police also found gloves in the car in addition to their weapons.


Both of the suspects were taken to the hospital and Peterson was released after he was treated. He is being charged with felony theft and handgun related charges, police said.

The second suspect is at the hospital in stable condition. They both may face additional charges later on.

Police identified the officer involved as David Gross, a four-year veteran of the Prince George's County Police Department. He worked at another law enforcement agency for twelve years before joining Prince George's County Police Department. He works for the Bureau of Investigation, Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement. Gross is on routine administrative leave.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division (CID) at (301)772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com to submit a tip online.


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