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Two Montgomery County Police officers are under investigation following a fatal shooting in Silver Spring.

The officer involved shooting began when witnesses called Montgomery County police to report a man trespassing in Silver Spring.

Police say when they arrived at the Capitol One Bank in the 8700 block of Arlis Street just before noon yesterday, the suspect was found in a back office of the bank arguing with a manager. Soon after, he emerged and faced police.

"The suspect failed to follow officer’s instructions and displayed two knives threatening the safety of the officers. The suspect was shot by a Montgomery County police officer and transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the injury he received from the shooting," says Lucille Bower, spokesperson for Montgomery County Police. "The suspect has been identified as Donovan Dayton, 54, from Silver Spring.”

The two unidentified officers from the 3rd District involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave while the matter is being investigated.

So far no word on why Dayton was in the bank, or what caused him to confront police.

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