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Suspect shot in Laurel police-involved shooting

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Posted at 6:25 AM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 10:20:30-04

Laurel Police are investigating a officer-involved shooting Sunday night.

Police responded to an alarm at the Indus Food International Market in the 900 block of 4th Street at 11:18 p.m.

A 15-year-old boy fled on foot and was quickly arrested. Police went inside of the market and encountered a second suspect, a 20-year-old male. The suspect was shot once by a 17-year veteran of the Laurel Police Department.

No other shots were fired, according to police. The suspect was taken to Med Star hospital and is in stable condition and recovering following surgery.

Police contacted Juvenile Services, but because of the nature of the burglary, officers didn't take the teenager into custody. He was instead released to his mother. His charges are pending.

The officer is on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

This is the first police-involved shooting in Laurel since 2003, according to police.

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