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Conn. Man Charged With Shooting At Off-Duty Officer

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State police say a man who allegedly fired shots at an off-duty police officer has been arrested in Connecticut.

James H. Hill III of New Haven, Conn., was arrested Thursday on a warrant charging him with attempted second-degree murder.

Troopers say about 2:30 Thursday, the off-duty Prince George’s County officer who was driving his own car called the state police barracks and reported that he was following a speeding car. Police say as the officer continued to follow the car onto Interstate 270 near Georgia Avenue in Montgomery County, someone in the car put a handgun out of the window and fired several times at him.

The officer was not hit. He eventually lost sight of the car but provided the tag number to authorities.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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