Montgomery County Police say they fatally shot an unarmed black man this week in Silver Springs, Maryland, despite the fact that there was "no indication" that he was carrying a weapon.
The Source of the Spring newspaper reports that a Montgomery County police officer approached an unidentified black man in Silver Springs and attempted to talk with him.
According to police, the discussion turned into a physical altercation that resulted in the man being shot "several times," despite the fact that police also say there was no sign he was armed.
The man was then taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say they are reviewing footage from the officer's body camera and are interviewing witnesses who were not involved in the altercation. The department has not yet committed to making the body camera footage public at this time, however.
The officer, whose identity is set to be released Tuesday afternoon, has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.
Watch a news conference held by Montgomery County Police about the incident below.
Chief Manger speaking on the Officer involved shooting that occurred this afternoon in Silver Spring https://t.co/zl1uJemnaA— Montgomery County Department of Police (@Montgomery County Department of Police)1528753357.0