LANDOVER, MD -- A suspect involved in a drug investigation has died after undergoing surgery for wounds inflicted in an officer-involved shooting in Landover, Md., Thursday night.
The suspect has been identified as 40-year-old Gregory Campfield Jr. of Landover, Md.
According to Tweets from the Prince George's County Police Department, the shooting occurred around 9:15 p.m. in the 7800 block of Sheriff Road, where officers were investigating a tip reporting an armed individual selling drugs in the neighborhood.
The subject ran when he was approached by officers, and was tackled after a short foot chase. As the officers struggled with the suspect, they saw him reach for a gun tucked in his waistband. That's when one of the officers fired his weapon, striking the suspect.
A medic on scene rendered first aid immediately after the incident, and the suspect was taken to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery. A Tweet from PGPD posted at 2:05 a.m. confirmed the suspect died from his injuries.
Police say no officers were injured in the shooting.
The officer involved in the shooting has been identified as Corporal Jeffrey Benson. He joined the Prince George's County Police Department in 2006. Police say he's been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.