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Prince George’s County police are investigating a police-involved shooting in which a District Heights Police Department officer allegedly shot a handcuffed suspect in the back.

District Heights Deputy Chief Wendell Brantley said in a news release that at about 5:20 p.m. Thursday, Sgt. Johnnie Riley, an eight-year department veteran, shot a suspect who tried to flee after being arrested for motorcycle theft, striking him in the back.

The suspect, who Brantley has identified as Kalvin Kyle, 26, of Washington, D.C., was transported to a hospital for treatment, Brantley said in the news release.

Kyle’s condition was not available Friday.

Riley has been placed on administrative leave in accordance with department policy.

Officer Edward Martin, a Prince George’s County Police Department spokesman, said Friday that Kyle was handcuffed at the time of the shooting, and that the county’s homicide unit is investigating the incident, per department policy.

Brantley declined to comment further on the incident Friday.

ewagner@gazette.net