Calvert Police Confront 64-Year-Old Man With Gun; Man Shot In Arm

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (June 11, 2007) - The Calvert County Sheriff's Office today reported that on Friday, June 8, 2007, officers shot a 63-year-old man in the arm. Police say the man pointed his gun at an officer. Police did not release the name of the man who was shot. Police also make no mention of charges being filed against the man.

On June 8 at approximately 1:02 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police (MSP), Prince Frederick Barrack, were dispatched to the Lower Marlboro area for a firearms complaint. Upon their arrival they discovered a man in the woods holding a gun. According to police, "lengthy negotiations" with the man were unsuccessful in getting him to disarm himself.

The Calvert County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Team (SOT) was then dispatched to the scene. Police say that while attempting to disarm the man, he pointed the gun at one of the SOT members. One of the officers then shot the man in his left arm. Police did not say if the officer intended to hit the man in the arm or simply missed his intended strike point on the man's body. Calvert Police have classified the shooting by the officer as "self defense."

The 63-year-old male subject, who is from the Lower Marlboro area, was transported via MSP helicopter to Prince Georges County Hospital.

The incident is being investigated by members of the Criminal Investigative Team (CIT). CIT is composed of members of the Calvert Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Prince Frederick Barrack.

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