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Man shot by police officer to be returned to Berkeley Co.

March 13, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —  A man who was shot by a Martinsburg police officer and shocked with a stun gun multiple times faces extradition from Virginia, where he was still being treated Tuesday, authorities said.

Martinsburg police Detective S.F. Doyle said Tuesday he could not comment on Douglas Charles Butler’s medical condition, but said the department would pursue his extradition from Virginia to be prosecuted on a charge of attempted malicious wounding.

Butler was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after he was shot in the chest by an officer and shocked with a Taser, which uses electrical current to disrupt an individual’s voluntary muscle control.

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