Arundel police officer shot while attempting to arrest man

September 12, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

An Anne Arundel County police officer was shot in the arm while trying to stop a man from firing a gun into the air early yesterday, police said.

The officer, William E. Hicks, a two-year member of the department, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was released after being treated.

Police said that while Hicks was on patrol, he saw a fight in front of Kim's Lounge in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road in Severn. He stopped to investigate and then heard gunfire behind the New Star Inn next door.

Hicks tried to arrest the man, who was shooting into the air, but he resisted. During a struggle, Hicks was shot in the right forearm, police said. The injuries he sustained were not life-threatening.

Police are searching for the man. Police believe a second man was present and might also have been armed.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the county's homicide unit, 410-222-3463, or the department's Western District, 410- 222-6155. Callers may remain anonymous.

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