Maryland police officer stable after being shot by suspect

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Posted: Dec 04, 2015 1:33 PM

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland officer has been hospitalized after being shot in the face by a suspect who is now in custody.

The Aberdeen Police Department says the officer was flown to a hospital Friday in stable condition.

Police spokesman Sgt. C. William Reiber says a suspect fired a long gun at the officer, who will undergo surgery for a "projectile in his eye." Reiber identified the officer as Jason Easton.

Police say Easton was responding to a call for suspicious activity around 2:30 a.m. when the shooting happened. Police say the man suspected of the shooting, 21-year-old Tyler Testerman, has been taken into custody after a search.

Reiber says Testerman will be charged with attempted murder and other charges.