SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say a man who assaulted his ex-girlfriend and held his young son hostage has died after being shot by an officer earlier in the week.
Montgomery County police said in a statement Thursday that John Carlos Natera-Perez, also known as Jean Perez, died of his injuries Wednesday evening. The shooting earlier in the week had left him in grave condition.READ MORE: CDC Releases Highly Anticipated Guidance For People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Police say officers responding to a reported assault at a Silver Spring home Monday night tried to negotiate with Perez after the boy’s mother and her boyfriend escaped the home.READ MORE: President Joe Biden's Visit To Emergent BioSolutions' Baltimore Lab Canceled
Police say he was seen lighting an object on fire, activating smoke detectors, and the boy could be heard screaming. Tactical team supervisors went inside for the child’s safety, and an officer shot Perez. The boy wasn’t hurt.COVID In Maryland: Hospitalizations Under 800 First Time Since November
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