Maryland man shot during traffic stop charged in D.C.


A Maryland man shot after reaching for a gun during a traffic stop has been charged with assault on a police officer and unlawful possession of a firearm. The traffic stop occurred on October 9, when police fired after seeing 44-year-old William Shanks reach for a handgun when seeing a policeman approach. Shanks drove off after being shot and then proceeded to escape on foot. Shanks reportedly went to Prince George’s Hospital Center to be treated, saying he was shot at a Maryland barbershop; however, no evidence of such was found there.


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