WASHINGTON — A Bladensburg police officer is injured after a suspect avoiding arrest pinned him against a vehicle, police say.

The Prince George’s County Police Department says around 12:30 a.m. Officer Luciotti responded to a domestic assault in the 4300 block of Kenilworth Avenue in Bladensburg, Maryland.

While resisting arrest, a man fled in an automobile and pinned the officer against a parked vehicle.

Police say the officer fired his gun in self defense. The suspect was found and transported to the hospital with a nonlife-threatening injury.

The officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment and has been placed on administrative leave. The status of his condition has not been released.

Police are investigating.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 (TIPS (8477), text “PGPD” plus your message to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police to submit a tip online.

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