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Police: Md. Man Shot By Police Had Stolen Handgun

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says a Myersville man who was shot and critically wounded by police had threatened them with a stolen handgun.

The agency released new details Tuesday of its investigation into the shooting Sunday of James Jardina.

Investigators say they found a note in Jardina’s truck advising his wife about his funeral wishes and financial matters.

Police say Jardina, 45, pointed a stolen 9mm handgun at a sheriff’s deputy and a Maryland Department of Natural Resources police officer early Sunday morning at a Park-and-Ride lot on Route 66 near Interstate 70.

Investigators say the officers responded with a total of 33 shots. They say four to five of them hit Jardina in the torso and hip.

Jardina remains hospitalized in critical condition.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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