After an officer spotted a handgun in the front passenger seat of the man’s car, reinforcements were called in, police said. Additional officers secured the area and evacuated McDonald’s staff.
According to the police, an “armed standoff” ensued, in which the police attempted to negotiate with the driver for about 30 minutes.
“Circumstances which are still under investigation led officers to shoot their weapons and the driver was shot,” the press release said.
Officers rescued the driver until he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The agents concerned are on normal administrative leave.
The ministry did not release video of the incident, did not identify anyone involved, and did not provide the groceries of those involved.
Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones held a press conference on Monday to discuss the shooting.