The man was taken to trauma center, injuries not believed to be life-threatening
Frederick, Md. (DG) – A Frederick City Police Officer is on administrative leave after shooting a man inside his home early Monday morning.
Police responded to the 2600 block on Monocacy Ford Road at around 12:30 AM for reports of a man firing a gun in his home, while his wife was hiding in a closet.
After police arrived, they set-up a perimeter around the home. Officers saw the man holding a gun through a window. The man started to fire the gun again. Police entered the home, and one officer shot the suspect.
The man was given first aid and transported to a trauma center. His injuries were not considered life threatening.
One officer suffered a hand injury while making entry into the home. The officer who shot the man has been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of an investigation.
“Any time one of our officers uses deadly force, or potentially deadly force, we must do everything possible to ensure a fair and transparent investigation into the incident,” said Jason Lando, Frederick City Chief Of Police.
Maryland State Police will be investigating the officer involved shooting.