UPDATE at 4:10 p.m: On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at approximately 2:10 p.m. deputies were on scene at 21800 North Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, investigating an alleged theft. During the investigation, the suspect brandished an edged weapon, and assaulted the deputy. The deputy discharged his firearm and the suspect was shot. Both the suspect and deputy sustained injuries and were transported via helicopter to area trauma centers. The deputy sustained non-life threatening injuries and the suspect is listed in stable condition. 12/29/2020: On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at approximately 1:55 p.m., police responded to the Big Lots located at 21800 North Shangri-La Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported theft. A St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on the scene and a short time later, a suspect inside of the store attacked the Officer with a large knife. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy fired their agency issued firearm, striking the suspect in the upper body and incapacitating them. The suspect was transported to an area trauma center by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 transported the police officer to MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. The incident is currently under investigation. Updates will be […]
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