GAITHERSBURG, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Montgomery County Police say officers shot a man during a traffic stop, but he fled and crashed nearby.
Police say officers spotted a Ford Explorer linked to a domestic incident in Howard County at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and stopped it.
Officer Rebecca Innocenti say when the officers approached the SUV, they saw a shotgun inside and one officer fired at the driver, striking him in the arm and leg.
But police say the man drove away and later crashed into a stopped car at Quince Orchard Road and Great Seneca Highway in Gaithersburg.
Police say the man, a suspect in the domestic incident in Howard County, is recovering from his injuries at a hospital. No one else was hurt.
The number of shots fired and the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation, police said.
The officer who shot the man, a 19-year veteran, has been placed on paid administrative leave as the incident is investigated, police said.