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Man Shot By Police Faces Charges

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A man accused of accelerating a pickup truck toward a police officer now faces charges including attempted murder and assault.

Leon Spry, 35, of Preston was shot in the torso by Hurlock police officers early Saturday morning. Police say two officers fired at Spry after he drove directly toward one of them following a scuffle.

Spry is being treated at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury and was charged in a warrant Sunday with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and other offenses.

State police say a court commissioner held an initial appearance for Spry at the hospital and ordered him jailed on $300,000 bond immediately upon his release.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on routine administrative leave.

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