1 dead after officers encounter armed people fired shots

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. – Police in Maryland say a person is dead and another is in custody after officials encountered at least two persons, armed with weapons and shots were fired.

Prince George’s County police spokesman Cpl. Lamar Robinson said by phone that the officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in Capitol Heights on Thursday morning and there is armed people. He says shots were fired, but it is not clear what the motive for the shooting.

The police tweet that the officers performed CPR, but one person died. Police say a second person tried to run, but is now in custody. Robinson did not know whether that person was injured. No officers were injured.

The police say that they recovered weapons.

Robinson says that they do not yet know that the races of the officers or the persons involved.

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