Maryland Trooper Shoots Man Who Pointed Weapon at Police

WILLARDS, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a man who barricaded himself in a bedroom and pointed a shotgun at officers was shot in the arm by a Maryland State Police trooper.

Police charged 25-year-old Alex Bartell with attempted murder, assault, false imprisonment and other offenses stemming from the incident in Wicomico County.

Police say officers were sent to a house where Bartell had barricaded himself inside the bedroom with several loaded guns. Bartell’s girlfriend, who was in the house with her 3-year-old child, said he’d assaulted her. Police say officers heard Bartell fire several shots, but he didn’t hit anyone.

Police say a state trooper shot Bartell just after 2 a.m. Tuesday after Bartell pointed what appeared to be a shotgun at troopers and deputies. The officer has not yet been identified.

Bartell is being treated for his injuries at Shock Trauma. No one else was injured.

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