Man Who Aimed Gun at Police Sentenced to 12 Years

James Jardina attended a sentencing hearing Tuesday in a wheelchair

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    A man who was shot several times after he pointed a gun at two police officers has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

    Prosecutors say that in June 2012, James Jardina, 46, pointed a handgun at a Washington County sheriff's deputy and a Natural Resources Police officer  near a park-and-ride lot.

    Authorities had been looking for Jardina after his wife reported that he was contemplating suicide.

    Jardina, of Myersville, Md., attended a sentencing hearing Tuesday in a wheelchair at Washington County Circuit Court.

    He has undergone 13 surgeries for injuries sustained when officers shot him, the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reported.

    Jardina pleaded guilty to first-degree assault.

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