Cop Shoots Up His Home, Shoots at Cops Who Show Up — Gets Taken In ALIVE Because He’s a Cop
Bel Air, MD – Police were called to a drunk officer’s residence this week after he fired off multiple rounds inside his house. The officer was reportedly drunk and suicidal, and firing shots in random directions. When police arrived on the scene he attempted to fire at them as well.
When 42-year-old James Ward shot at the officers that showed up at his home, they returned fire causing serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
Ward will be suspended from the Baltimore County Police Department without pay pending felony charges, but as of now he still has his job.
The standoff began at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday when gunshots were reported coming from inside Ward’s home.
Ward is an officer first class and a 19-year veteran of the department assigned to the White Marsh precinct, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson said that Ward was the only person injured in the standoff.