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Forest Hill man accused of shooting self, trying to shoot his wife

A Forest Hill man who police say shot himself after allegedly trying to shoot his wife was hospitalized Monday night.

The 28-year-old man, who was not identified, faces charges of first- and second-degree attempted murder, as well as first- and second-degree assault, according to a Harford County Sheriff's Office press release.


Deputies were sent to the first block of East Jarrettsville Road at about 8 p.m. Monday for a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the release.

Members of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company were on the scene treating the man on the front lawn of a home.


Detectives determined the man had been fighting with his 35-year-old wife, pushing and shoving her until he allegedly fired a round from a rifle in her direction, according to the release.

After the bullet missed her, the man turned the weapon on himself and shot himself in the face, according to the release.

The woman ran away and asked neighbors to call the police. She suffered minor injuries and declined medical assistance, police said.

The man remained hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday morning and is expected to survive his injuries, according to police. He is also expected to undergo an emergency psychiatric evaluation.