EDMONSTON, Md. - A man was shot by police outside a liquor store in Prince George’s County on Thursday, according to officials.
The liquor store, located at 4221 Kenilworth Avenue in the town of Edmonston near the Bladensburg area, was surrounded by police investigating the scene.
Multiple witnesses told FOX 5's Paul Wagner a man with a heavy coat and backpack was told to get on the ground by an officer with the Edmonston Police Department.
The witnesses said the man began throwing items at the officer before he charged at the officer. According to witnesses, the officer first pulled out a taser and gave several commands before shooting his gun several times.
Officials confirmed the officer with the Edmonston Police Department shot the man after the he became "combative" and showed "aggressive behavior."
The man was rushed to the hospital and was conscious and breathing, according to officials. He was listed in critical, but stable condition. Authorities said the officer was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The Prince George's County Police Department was handling the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.