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Prince George's County police investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Temple Hills

A struggle ensued between a handcuffed man and an officer, resulting in the man being shot multiple times by the officer.

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. — Prince George's County police said there was a fatal officer-involved shooting in Temple Hills, Maryland Monday evening. 

Police said at 8 p.m. they received a 911 call for the report of a male driver who had struck multiple cars, continuing down St Barnabas Road and ending at Winston Street. 

Officers said they located the driver, who family members identified as William Green, and believed him to be under the influence, after smelling what they thought was PCP coming from his car. 

Police said the driver was handcuffed and buckled in the front seat of a police cruiser that had arrived on the scene. 

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One officer got into the driver's seat, with the man still handcuffed in the front seat, according to a PG Police spokesperson. 

Two independent witnesses told investigators that they heard or saw a struggle in the front seat and heard loud bangs. 

Police said the suspect was shot several times by the officer. Officers attempted life-saving measures on the suspect before he was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. 

The officer who fired a weapon was placed on a administrative leave. The incident was not caught on body camera, as the officer was not wearing one. 

St. Barnabas Road between Winston Street and Arts Drive was closed due to police activity. 

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