A county police officer was shot this morning in the Town Center garage at the corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street, according to the department’s Twitter feed.

“The injured officer called out on radio with disorderly subject in the parking garage at approximately 8:49 am and was located by a responding officer suffering from a gunshot wound,” the department posted.

The officer has been transported to a local hospital.

The suspect, or suspects, is at large and a search is underway. Local schools are reported to be on lockdown with a heavy police presence nearby.

There are multiple road closures in effect downtown, including Fenton between Colesville Road and Wayne Avenue, Ellsworth Drive and Roeder Street. Residents are being asked to avoid the area.

Top photo of officers gathered on Fenton Street by David Giacomin. Gallery photos by David Lay unless otherwise noted (click images to enlarge).

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
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.
Police Officer Shot in Downtown Garage