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Police: 33 Shots Fired At James Jardina After He Pointed Stolen Handgun At Sheriff’s Deputy

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says James Jardina 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 the 45-year-old Myersville man.

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

Police say Jardina 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.

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