Montgomery County Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Wheaton on Sunday night.
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The incident happened around 8 p.m. on the 12207 block of Veirs Mill Road. Police said they received a call about an assault at a shopping center. According to authorities, the caller said that he was in his car and an SUV was ramming into his car.
Police said the first officer to arrive at the scene discharged his gun. The driver of the SUV, a 52-year-old man was shot and was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
The 29-year-old male driver in the other car was not hurt, Montgomery County police said.
Authorities stated that this incident remains under investigation. The officer involved in the shooting, a ten-year veteran, Todd Archer has been put on paid administrative leave.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.
Officer-involved shooting: Preliminary info: 8:20 pm, MCP received call for assault in progress at shopping center, (more)— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) November 6, 2017
(cont) located at 12207 Veirs Mill Rd(corner of Veirs Mill and Randolph). Responding officer discharged firearm. One subject shot. (more)— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) November 6, 2017
(cont) Subject transported to hospital in serious condition. Public Information Officer en route to scene. (more)— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) November 6, 2017
(cont) MCP will provide additional information when it is confirmed.— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) November 6, 2017