Maryland police officer stable after being shot in face by suspect

(Photo: WKRN)

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.” Police haven’t identified the officer.

Police say the officer was responding to a call for suspicious activity 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.

Schools in the Aberdeen area were closed for the day because of the search for Testerman.

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