A Howard County police officer shot a Prince George's County man who nearly struck the officer with a vehicle early Friday morning in an upscale Clarksville neighborhood, the department said.
The suspect, who has only been identified by police as a 38-year-old man from Prince George's County, is in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The officer was not injured.
Police said the officer was called around 3:15 a.m. to a home in the 7200 block of Fawn Crossing Drive where an unknown suspicious vehicle was parked in a driveway.
At that point, the man then jumped into the vehicle and "drove directly at the officer, who fired one shot, striking the suspect," the department said in a statement.
The department has not yet released the officer's name but said he is a 10-year veteran of the police department.
Police said they are continuing to investigate why the man was in the neighborhood.
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