Police ID man fatally shot after firing from balcony

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Posted: Apr 20, 2016 2:18 PM

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland are identifying the man they say was fatally shot by an officer after he fired at police from a third-floor balcony.

Greenbelt Police identified the man in a news release Tuesday as 28-year-old Rico Don Rae Johnson of Greenbelt.

Police spokesman George Mathews says officers were called to an apartment complex Monday for a report of a person firing a gun. When officers arrived, Mathews says the man fired at them. He says an officer shot the man, who continued firing intermittently. A tactical unit took Johnson into custody and he died at a hospital.

Mathews says Johnson was black. He says the department will release the officer's name and race when the investigation is complete. The 7-year veteran is on administrative leave with pay.