Police: Officer Shoots Gunman Outside Maryland Hotel

An officer shot a man who pointed a gun at police outside a hotel in Howard County, Maryland, Sunday night, police said.

Police were called to Extended Stay America in the 8500 block of Washington Boulevard in Jessup after 9 p.m. because of a man behaving erratically in the lobby, police said.

When police arrived, 42-year-old Terrell Ramont Carroll showed a handgun and went outside, police said. In the parking lot of the hotel he pointed the gun at police.

Officers first fired beanbag rounds at him before a three-year veteran of the department shot him in the leg, police said. Carroll is being treated at a hospital.

No one else was injured.

The officer is on routine administrative leave.

Carroll was charged with assault, assault on a law enforcement officer and weapon violations.

It wasn't clear if Carroll had a lawyer; phone listings for him were disconnected.

The officer involved has been placed on standard administrative leave.

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