UPDATED: April 11, 2015 3:53 p.m.

WASHINGTON (WNEW/AP) — An Annapolis man has been arrested in the shooting of an Anne Arundel County Police officer who’s fighting for his life.

The incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. Friday in the area of 720 College Parkway near Arnold.

Police spokesman Lt. T. J. Smith says Cpl. Larry Adams approached the man after someone reported a suspicious person in the area. Smith says he was not responding to his radio and says the officer went to the 7-Eleven store for a routine business check.

Police say during the officer’s investigation, some type of altercation ensued, the suspect fled and the officer followed him. Smith says both ran away from the nearby 7-Eleven and witnesses then heard at least one gunshot.

The suspect apparently had a weapon of his own and did not use the officers weapon to shoot him, Smith says.

Smith says other responding officers found the injured officer suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was transported to Shock Trauma at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore and is listed in critical condition.

Authorities say Colvin Lamar White, 30, of Annapolis was arrested without incident for the shooting. White has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony/violent crime, handgun on person, regulated firearm/illegal possession, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Police say this is the first an Anne Arundel County Police officer has been shot in the line of duty since July 2008 when an officer was shot in Brooklyn Park. There have been no fatal shootings of officers in Anne Arundel County Police Department history.

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