Man shot by police, arrested on gun, theft charges

Prince George’s County police have charged a man in connection with a shooting involving an off-duty police officer.

Ricky Lamounte Reid, Jr.

Ricky Lamounte Reid, Jr.

According to police, shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday, in the 6700 block of Glen Haven Road in Lanham, an off-duty officer driving a marked police cruiser saw what appeared to a suspicious, parked car with two people inside.

The officer, who was in full-uniform, approached the vehicle and ordered a man out of the car. At that point, the man’s gun dropped onto the ground, police said. The officer ordered the man to raise his hands, but the man reached for the weapon, police said.

The officer fired his weapon, striking and wounding the man, identified as 21-year-old Ricky Lamounte Reid Jr., who lived on the block where he was shot. He was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive, police said.

The gun was determined to have been stolen from Virginia. Reid has been charged with handgun and theft offenses.

The officer, who has been with the police department for three years, was placed on administrative leave while police investigate.

— Scott McCabe

 

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