Officers spotted Jardina’s pickup truck in the park-and-ride lot shortly before 1 a.m.
A sheriff’s deputy went to one entrance of the park and ride, while a second deputy and a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer went to the other entrance.
When Jardina tried to drive away and saw that his path was blocked, he got out of the truck carrying a gun and approached the Natural Resources Police officer and the deputy, the sheriff’s office has said.
The officers fired their rifles at Jardina 33 times, hitting him four or five times, the sheriff’s office has said.
On Thursday, the sheriff’s office identified the officers involved in the shooting as:
- Deputy Jasen Logsdon, who has been with the sheriff’s office for four years after several years as a police officer elsewhere.
- Officer Daniel Harbaugh, a 23-year veteran with the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
Both officers were placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.
The Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing the investigation of the shooting, the release said.
Jardina remained in critical condition on Thursday at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The sheriff’s office said deputies will not serve an arrest warrant until Jardina’s health improves to the point where he can be served.
Besides the four counts of assault, Jardina also faces one count each of theft by possession under $1,000 (a handgun), violating a protective order (by possessing a handgun), using a handgun in the commission of a felony, possessing a handgun in a vehicle without a permit, possessing a handgun in a vehicle without a permit and possessing a stolen regulated firearm, the release said.
— Andrew Schotz