A Calvert County man was shot and wounded by a member of the sheriffâ€™s Special Operations Team (SOT) after a standoff June 8 in Lower Marlboro, police said.
According to a Calvert County Sheriffâ€™s Office press release, the wounded manâ€”age 63, from the Lower Marlboro areaâ€”was transported by Maryland State Police (MSP) helicopter to Prince Georgeâ€™s Hospital Center after being shot in the left arm.
A spokesperson for the sheriffâ€™s office said investigators are not divulging how many rounds were fired during the incident until their probe is complete. The spokesperson did confirm that the unidentified man was hit in the chest with a projectile other than a live bullet.
According to the press release, officers from the sheriffâ€™s office and MSPâ€™s Prince Frederick Barrack were dispatched to the Lower Marlboro area around 1:02 p.m. for a â€śfirearms complaint. Upon their arrival they discovered an armed subject in the woods holding a gun,â€ť the press release stated. â€śAfter lengthy negotiations, the subject failed to disarm himself.â€ť
At that point, the SOT was dispatched to the scene.
The armed man â€śpointed the gun at one of the SOT members,â€ť the press release stated. â€śThe officer then had to discharge his weapon in self-defense, striking the subject in the arm.â€ť
Earlier in the siege, units from the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad (Company 6) were dispatched to the scene. According to Chief Jonathan Riffe of Company 6, the wounded man sustained nonlife-threatening injuries.
The Calvert Investigative Team (CIT) is continuing to examine the incident.