Police: Maryland officer shoots man driving car at him

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 24, 2017 at 2:18 p.m.



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CLARKSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police say an officer in Maryland shot and wounded a man driving a car at the officer.

Howard County police said in a statement Friday that an officer was called to a Clarksville home, where a resident reported an unknown car in his driveway. The officer called for a tow truck, but an hour later, police say 38-year-old Tremayne Dorsey of Temple Hills walked up and advised that he was the driver.

Police say after the officer learned that Dorsey was wanted in an auto theft case, the man drove at the officer, who fired, striking the man. Police say the man is in critical but stable condition, and the officer wasn't hurt.

Police didn't release the name of the officer, or races of the officer or Dorsey.

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