Police: Armed, fleeing suspect shot by Maryland officer

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) " Authorities say a Maryland police officer shot an armed suspect while he was fleeing arrest.

Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski says officers tried to stop a driver Thursday night who is a suspect in a "series of violent crimes." Police say the unidentified driver led officers on a short chase in Capitol Heights and fled on foot while armed with a handgun.

Stawinski says an officer chased down the suspect before shooting him in the arm. It is unclear whether the suspect raised or fired his weapon. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

Police say the suspect was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured during the incident.

Authorities did not say what charges the suspect is facing.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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