OXON HILL, Md. - On Friday, a Prince George’s County police officer shot and killed a man who was armed with what turned out to be replica guns, according to the chief of police.
According to police, just 1 p.m., a man who’d already been banned from an apartment building in the 1100 block of Owens Road in Oxon Hill showed up at the front desk because he’d ordered food that had just been delivered there.
An off-duty police officer who was working security at the building ordered him to leave. Then, police say a verbal altercation turned into a physical altercation that spilled outside.
At some point, Police Chief Malik Aziz says the man grabbed what appeared to be a handgun, which he attempted to fire but didn’t go off.
Aziz says the officer then tased the man twice, but that wasn’t enough.
Police say the man then pulled out what looked like a long gun and refused to drop it before ultimately being shot and killed by the officer. Chief Aziz said two guns that turned out to be fake.
"We believe that these are replicas of realistic weapons," Chief Aziz said. "He’s an officer that I know and he appears to be from my interaction with him, an exemplary officer, well-known in the community."
There’s still a lot that we don’t know tonight, including the names of the two men involved and whether this incident was captured on tape
The identity of the man has not yet been released.