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CHEVERLY, Md. — The officer who was shot next to the Landover police station in Prince George’s County, a suburb of Washington, D.C., has died Sunday, police in Maryland confirmed.

Officer Jacai Colson, 28, died at Prince George’s Hospital Center a few hours after the shooting happened, the Prince George’s County Police Department said. It wrote on Twitter that Colson died in an “unprovoked attack” and was a four year veteran. He would have also celebrated his 29th birthday this week.

Colson and another man was outside a community center Sunday evening when they were shot, according to the Associated Press.

The other man who was wounded was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Authorities in Maryland say two suspects are in custody.

Police had initially posted a message on Twitter following the shooting asking residents to avoid the area and to stay inside because of a possible “active shooter” situation. Police later said they don’t believe there are any other suspects.

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