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Man shot after allegedly drawing gun on officers still in critical condition

June 18, 2012

A Myersville, Md., man who was shot after allegedly pointing a gun at law enforcement officers remained in critical condition at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday evening.

James Jacob Jardina, 45, was shot in the torso and hip June 9 during a confrontation at a park-and-ride lot off Md. 66 between Smithsburg and Boonsboro, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Jardina, who was threatening suicide before the incident, has been charged with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault, among other offenses, the sheriff’s office said.

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.

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, according to the sheriff’s office.

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