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Police-involved shooting leaves one man injured in Frederick County

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Mar 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-29 12:51:55-04

FREDERICK, Md. — A suspect was injured following a March 25 deputy-involved shooting in Frederick County.

It all started in the 300 block of East Mountain Road, where Jacob Christian Wilford, of Knoxville, Maryland, was served with a court protection order barring him from the property.

Later around 11:15 p.m., Wilford allegedly returned prompting another police response.

When Deputy 1st Class Brian Mothershead and fellow deputies arrived, Wilford was hiding behind a shed. When he was ordered to come out, Wilford allegedly hurled a projectile at them.

Mothershead responded by shooting Wilford in the arm. No officers were injured.

Wilford was taken to Shock Trauma, and has since been released and booked into the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on charges of violating a protection order and second degree assault.

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Jacob Christian Wilford

One officer at the scene had an activated body camera on, but it has not yet been released.