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Maryland trooper shoots man who pointed weapon at police

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Posted at 7:31 AM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 07:31:17-05
Authorities say a man who barricaded himself in a bedroom and pointed a shotgun at officers was shot in the arm by a Maryland State Police trooper.
 
Police charged 25-year-old Alex Bartell with attempted murder, assault, false imprisonment and other offenses stemming from the incident in Wicomico County.
 
Police say officers were sent to a house where Bartell had barricaded himself inside the bedroom with several loaded guns. Bartell's girlfriend, who was in the house with her 3-year-old child, said he'd assaulted her. Police say a state trooper shot Bartell just after 2 a.m. Tuesday after Bartell pointed what appeared to be a shotgun at troopers and deputies. The officer has not yet been identified.
 
Bartell is being treated for his injuries at Shock Trauma. No one else was injured.