Maryland police fatally shot a man whose arms were handcuffed behind his back inside a squad car on Monday night, authorities said.
Prince George’s county police spokesperson Christina Cotterman told reporters that officers responded to the scene in Temple Hills, south of Washington, DC, over reports that a driver had hit several vehicles.
Upon identifying the driver, police said they smelled PCP and that the man appeared to be under the influence of the drug.
The driver was then cuffed and seatbelted into the front passenger seat of the police car, which Cotterman said is standard arrest protocol. Then, the officer got into the driver’s seat.