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Police: Deputy shot by man wanted on warrants

Wednesday - 2/29/2012, 5:31pm  ET

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Authorities say a man wanted on several warrants shot a sheriff's deputy who was trying to arrest him at a home on the Eastern Shore.

Cambridge police say 23-year-old Tayvon Dobson surrendered Wednesday afternoon after a 2 1/2-hour standoff.

Police say members of a U.S. Marshal's fugitive task force went to a home Wednesday morning and found Dobson, who pulled a handgun and opened fire. Wicomico County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Funk was shot in the left arm. Officers returned fire and retreated from the home.

Police say Dobson will be charged with attempted first-degree murder and other offenses. He was also served with the outstanding warrants, which include a first-degree assault charge and date back to August.

Funk was taken to a hospital for treatment. No one else was wounded.


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