Man charged in officer involved shooting
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ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. -- The armed man who struggled with police in New Windsor during a traffic stop that ended with shots fired from an officer's gun was arraigned in Orange County Court.
Police say Jardell Ward, 24, is charged with attempted murder in the first and second degree, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing a police officer, criminal possession of stolen property, endangering the welfare of a child, and false impersonation.
Police say a car with three people inside, including a child, was pulled over on Route 32 on January 14th. When Ward offered a fake name to police, he was asked to step out of the car. That's when the officer found a gun on him. Police say Ward then struggled with police, and the officer fired twice, hitting Ward once.
Ward had several warrants out for him in New York City at the time of the incident. The Orange County Grand Jury ruled that the officer involved was justified in the shooting.