Shot Howard County Police Officer Discharged From Hospital

View Comments
Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — Howard County police say an officer wounded in an exchange of gunfire has been released from the hospital.

Police say 30-year-old Officer Steven Houk, who was originally listed in serious condition at Shock Trauma in Baltimore, was discharged Sunday.

Police have charged 29-year-old Stephon Prather on Friday with assault, reckless endangerment and gun offenses. Prather is accused of shooting Houk on Wednesday when Houk and two other officers confronted him outside a car dealership.

Police searched for Prather overnight and say he was found the next morning walking on Route 1. He was treated for a gunshot wound to his leg.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,649 other followers