Man shot by police in Aberdeen ordered held without bail

A man who was shot by an Aberdeen Police Department officer at a Route 40 motel on Monday night was ordered held without bail Thursday on several charges related to the incident.

Terrance D. Kisto, 34, of the 1300 block of Tralee Circle in Aberdeen, is charged with first-degree assault, use of a firearm in a violent crime, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, a handgun violation and possession of marijuana, according to the APD and court records.

Aberdeen Police Department officials also identified Officer Thaddeus Tomlinson, who has been with the department for just under a year, as the officer who shot Kisto. Tomlinson remains on administrative leave as the investigation continues, according to an APD news release Thursday.

According to the police department's earlier account of the incident, Kisto was shot by an officer after he allegedly displayed a handgun when police responded at about 11:30 p.m. Monday a report for shots fired near the Economy Inn, in the 600 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard. The officer fired two rounds, hitting the man once in the upper body, according to the initial Aberdeen Police news release about the incident.

Kisto was taken to Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace and later transferred to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Aberdeen Police issued a warrant for Kisto's arrest on Wednesday, following his release from the hospital. He was held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center.

At a bail review hearing in Bel Air Thursday before District Court Judge Mimi Cooper, an assistant state's attorney said a mental health evaluation had been requested for Kisto.

Cooper asked Kisto, who appeared via closed circuit TV from the jail, some basic questions and, after he replied coherently, the judge said she did not see a need for an evaluation at this time. Cooper then ordered Kisto to continue to be held without bail.

A public defender said Kisto has lived at the same address for nine years. The assistant state's attorney at the bail review noted Kisto has seven prior arrests and two convictions.

The last police involved shooting and wounding in Harford County occurred on Oct. 8, 2012, when a 52-year-old White Hall man was shot outside his home after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at a Maryland State Police trooper responding to a call for a suicidal person. The man has since pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and received two 10-year jail sentences, with all suspended but the 180 days he had already served while awaiting trial.

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