Wilmington man shot by officer charged

June 2, 2009 4:11:50 AM PDT
A 25-year-old man Wilmington police say was shot when he pointed a gun at an officer has been charged in the incident. Marckia Wilkerson of Wilmington was charged Monday with aggravated menacing and several weapons charges.

Police say an officer responding to a report of a man carrying a gun Saturday night chased a man that matched the suspect's description. The man fell, then police say he pointed his gun at the officer, who fired, hitting the man.

Wilkerson was taken to Christiana Hospital in critical condition. He is now listed in stable condition. His bail was set at $21,500.

Police have not identified the officer, but officials say he has been placed on administrative duties while the shooting is investigated.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com

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