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Officer shot after pursuit in Prince George's County, one suspect in custody, police say

The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment and has since been released.

RIVERDALE PARK, Md. — An officer was shot after he tried to stop a car in Riverdale Park, Md., Monday night, according to Riverdale Park Police. The suspects led police on a pursuit and shot at officers as they ran from the car, the official said.

It happened just before 10 p.m. when officers spotted a vehicle suspected of being involved in a shooting in the area of Riverdale Road and 58th Avenue in Riverdale Park, police said.

Looking at a map, that's close to Riverdale Police Department and Riverdale Elementary School about half a mile away from the shooting scene.

The suspect vehicle fled the scene and tried to get away from officers, leading them in pursuit. Officers used spike strips to disable the vehicle near East-West Highway and Taylor Road. That's when police said two people got out of the car and began firing at officers, running away on foot.

One Riverdale Park police officer was struck during the shooting and was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were described as non-life-threatening. The officer has since been released from the hospital, Riverdale Park Police said in a tweet.

Police say one suspect was taken into custody in Bladensburg around 2 a.m. Officers have not released any identifying information about the suspect. A second suspect has still not been apprehended. 

Police ask anyone with information about this shooting to contact them at 301-927-4343.

This is a developing story. We are working to confirm additional details. Stay with WUSA9 for more updates as they come in to our newsroom.

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