A man who was shot several times after he pointed a gun at two police officers has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Forty-six-year-old James Jardina of Myersville attended a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court in a wheelchair. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports (http://bit.ly/1fKi23J) that he has undergone 13 surgeries for injuries sustained when officers shot him.
Prosecutors say Jardina pointed a handgun at a Washington County Sheriff's deputy and a Natural Resources Police officer in June 2012 near a park-and-ride lot. Authorities say police had been looking for Jardina after his wife reported that he was contemplating suicide.
Jardina pleaded guilty to first-degree assault.