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Man shot by Charles Co. deputy charged with assault

WALDORF, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man who was shot twice Thursday by a Charles County Sheriff's deputy after allegedly reaching down his waistband for a gun faces multiple assault charges.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said PFC L. Blake was fearing for his safety when he shot Anthony Taylor of no fixed address after Taylor allegedly ignored commands from Blake and reached down his waistband.

The sheriff's office says Blake first spotted Taylor, 23, acting aggressively and pulling on the door of a car near the intersection of St. Charles Parkway and Post Office Road in Waldorf. The driver of the car told police he did not know Taylor and thought he was trying to hijack his car.

Man shot by Charles Co. Sheriff's deputy

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Man shot by Charles Co. Sheriff's Deputy

The man was transported to a nearby hospital after he was shot with non-life threatening injuries, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office said. 

The sheriff's deputy, a K9 officer, saw the man after a confrontation between a person in a car and a person on foot near Post Office Road and St. Charles Parkway, the sheriff's office says. The man on foot was apparently trying to open the car door when he began to run away from the deputy, the spokesperson said. 

While chasing the suspect, the deputy gave the man several commands, which authorities say he ignored. Instead, the man allegedly reached into his waistband, at which point the deputy fired his weapon out of fear for his life, the sheriff's office says.

The man was hit twice by the sheriff's deputy. A handgun was found in the subject's waistband, the sheriff's office says. 

Former Md. judge guilty in shocking civil rights violation

GREENBELT, MD (WUSA9) -- A dramatic turnaround for a former top judge in Charles County.

Judge Robert Nalley was in a federal courtroom Monday in Greenbelt as a defendant, pleading guilty to depriving a man of his civil rights under color of law.

Boy, 2, shoots himself in the leg in Waldorf, sheriff says

WALDORF, Md. (WUSA9) -- A two-year-old boy shot himself in the leg while his father was sleeping, the Charles County Sheriff's Office said.  

The father woke up once he heard the gunshot and contacted emergency personnel, the sheriff's office said. 

According to authorities, the boy was conscious and alert when he was taken to a local hospital.   

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Man killed in Waldorf shooting identified


WALDORF, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man who was killed after a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Waldorf that forced two nearby schools to issue shelter in place orders has been identified, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office. 

The victim in the shooting has been identified as Lydell Walter Wood, 29, of Waldorf, Md. 

The shooting happened around 2:05 p.m. after police say an argument between two people escalated. One man was transported to a local hospital where police say he was pronounced dead. 

According to the Charles County Sheriff's Office, a shelter in place was issued for Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Marlow Heights, Md. and Eva Turner Elementary School in Waldorf, Md. The shooting is not related to either of the schools.

Md. man wanted for sexually assaulted 7-year-old child

A Charles County man is wanted after county authorities say he sexually assaulted a 7-year-old child while caring for the child.

Delandre Rosier of Indian Head, Md. allegedly assaulted the child, who he knows, in November in Pomfret, the Charles County Sheriff's Office announced.

Rosier is wanted on charges of first-degree sex offense, second-degree sex offense, third-degree sex offense, sodomy, sexual assault of a minor, perverted practice, child abuse and other charges.

The sheriff's office describes Rosier as a 5-foot 9-inch man weighing 200 pounds. He also goes by the nickname Dre, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information about Rosier's whereabouts is asked to call the CCSO Warrant Unit at (301) 932-3064. Tips can also be submitted online here

'Warrior princess' that inspired Charles Co. loses battle to leukemia

LA PLATA, Md. (WUSA9) --For seven years, the La Plata community rallied behind their warrior princess while she battled leukemia.

But on Tuesday, Maddie Major's battle suddenly ended. Friends of the family said her death wasn't expected and it happened fast.

A boat named in Maddie's honor now hangs from the roof of The Blue Dog Saloon in Port Tobacco.