Maryland deputy shoots man who reached for waistband
WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities say a sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a man who reached for his waistband where a gun was later found.
Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said the shooting happened about 2 p.m. Thursday in Waldorf. She said the deputy saw a man standing in an intersection in an apparent dispute with a driver.
Richardson says the deputy told the man several times to show his hands, but the man refused and reached for his waistband. She says the deputy shot the man twice.
Richardson says a nearby off-duty U.S. Secret Service agent helped take the man into custody, and a handgun was found in the man’s waistband.
The man was taken to a hospital with what Richardson said were non-life-threatening injuries.