CRIME

Police: Man dead after shots fired during theft call

Authorities in Maryland say a man is dead after shots were fired as an officer investigated a theft call.

Montgomery County police said in a statement Tuesday that an officer was responding to a call for a theft in Montgomery Village on Monday night when he requested assistance. Police say the officer stated shots had been fired and fire and rescue personnel were needed. First responders found a man with an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital, where police say he died.

Police say the officer, who has been with the department for five years, will be placed on administrative leave. They say he will be identified Tuesday and the man will be identified once his next of kin is notified. Police didn't release their races.