Screen shot of Chief Thomas Manger addressing the press from pscp.tv.

An apparently unarmed African-American man was shot and killed by a Montgomery County police officer yesterday afternoon, according to the department.

About 2:15 p.m., an officer from the 3rd District encountered the man in the area of 9233 Three Oaks Dr., near Sligo Creek Parkway, Chief Thomas Manger told members of the press.

“The officer attempted to speak with the man,” he said, “and the man become combative and a physical altercation occurred.”

There was “no indication” the man was armed, Manger said.

The individual was shot several times, received first aid and was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation is underway and includes interviews with witnesses to the shooting who were not involved. In addition, the officer’s body-worn video camera was activated and the video will be reviewed, Manger said.

Following the investigation by Major Crimes detectives, the findings will be submitted to the Howard County State’s Attorneys office for a decision on further action, per normal protocol for an officer-involved shooting.

The victim has not been identified pending notification of next of kin.

The officer involved is Anand Badgujar, who has two years of experience with the department and currently is assigned to the Patrol Division. He has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Video of Chief Manger addressing members of the press.

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UPDATED: Apparently Unarmed Man Shot, Killed by County Police

UPDATED: Apparently Unarmed Man Shot, Killed by County Police

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Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
UPDATED: Apparently Unarmed Man Shot, Killed by County Police
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