Police Shoot Man Believed To Be High On PCP

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OXON HILL, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A Prince George’s County police officer shot a man who may have been high on PCP following a confrontation in Oxon Hill.

Police were called to the 5100 block of Woodland Boulevard, near Barnaby Lane, about 10 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of a suspicious person in the area. Arriving officers found a man who appeared to be covered in blood.

Police say the man tried to fight with officers, and an officer used a Taser on him. Officials say the man was able to pull the Taser’s prongs out and then allegedly threatened to kill one or more officers. The man was shot by an officer and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The officer who shot the man has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Police believe the man may have been high on PCP.

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