Officer placed on administrative duty

IMG 3530GREENBELT – A 19-year veteran of the Prince George's County Police Department has been placed on administrative duty after he shot 26-year-old Correy Janifer on April 30 inside a Greenbelt apartment building. The suspect was wanted for an armed robbery and a shooting in the District of Columbia that occurred three weeks ago.

At around 11:45 a.m., members from the Prince George's County Police Department Fugitive Task Force squad along with officers from Metropolitan Police Department were executing an arrest warrant for Janifer at Franklin Square Apartments in the 5800 block of Cherrywood Lane in Greenbelt.

"When our officers arrived on the scene they were granted access to the apartment by residents who were in the apartment and were told Janifer was in a back bedroom," said Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski. "Our officers went to the back bedroom and attempted to confront Janifer who barricaded himself behind a door after several attempts officers forced their way into the room and shot Janifer in his side after an officer felt threatened."

Janifer was transported to a trauma center where he was listed in critical condition. No officers were injured during the incident.

On April 8, Janifer and two other men were allegedly involved in a home invasion shooting and robbery in the District of Columbia.

About a week ago, county police officers attempted to arrest Janifer, but he fled from officers and escaped capture, according to Stawinski. At the time of the shooting, no weapons were recovered from the scene, but investigators are still investigating the incident.

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