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Second person charged in Md. officer involved shooting
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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A second person has been charged in connection to an officer involved shooting outside a shopping center in Upper Marlboro.

Derrick Simmons, 42, of the 8900 block of Town Center Circle in Upper Marlboro was charged with felony theft and handgun related charges, Prince George's County police said.

Simmons and fellow suspect Clyde Peterson, 44, were shot by a Prince George's County police officer outside the Marlboro Crossroads Shopping Center on the 5700 block of Crain Highway. The two men were in a car that had been reported stolen by Baltimore police.

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An investigation determined that Simmons and Peterson drove to the shopping center with the intent to rob a bank. The officer who shot the two men found them armed and police later recovered gloves from the car.

Peterson is also facing felony theft and handgun related charges.

The officer who shot the suspects was identified 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.

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