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PG Sheriff Deputy Kills Armed Resident While Serving Order

Franklin Sweeney appeared at the rear of the residence with a fake handgun.

A Riverdale man died after he appeared with a gun and was shot by a Prince George's County Sheriff''s deputy.

The shooting occurred at 6312 63rd Avenue around 7:30 pm, after Deputy Sheriff Paul Perriello attempted to serve a Temporary Peace Order on Franklin H. Sweeney Jr.

Sheriff’s Deputies had previously made four unsuccessful attempts to serve the court’s order, which was issued by the District Court of Maryland for Prince George’s County on November 8, according to the sheriff department.

Perriello was invited into the residence by an adult female, when Sweeney appeared from the rear of the residence carrying a black handgun. Perriello shot Sweeney who was transported to The Prince George’s Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:20 pm.

An investigation determined the hangun Sweeney had was a replica and Prince George’s County Police Department is conducting an investigation into the shooting.

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