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HOWARD CO.-- Howard County police in Maryland are searching for a man suspected of shooting a police officer Wednesday afternoon in Laurel.

Officials say the officer was wounded during an exchange of gunfire while responding to the 9500 block of Washington Boulevard in Savage for a report of man with a gun.

The injured officer was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he is listed in serious condition, police said.

A serach for the suspect is being conducted with aviation, K-9 and foot patrols as well as with the assistance of surrounding jurisdictions.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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