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Officers Suspended Pending Investigation Of Gun Discharge

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Two police officers in Maryland's Prince George's County have been suspended while investigators try to sort out exactly why one of them fired his weapon during an incident last week.

The confrontation happened Friday in Brentwood, and followed a chase that started at a convenience store that police thought was about to be robbed. Authorities had first said the officer drew and discharged his weapon when the man he was chasing started to reach for it. 

Police now say videotape evidence does not support that initial account. No one was injured, but the officer whose weapon was fired and another who witnessed the incident have been suspended pending the investigation and police say they're asking authorities to amend the criminal charges against the suspect, a 19-year-old from Cottage City.

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