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Charges filed against Clearwater man shot by police in December

CLEARWATER — Charges have been filed against a Clearwater man who received life-threatening injuries when two police officers fired their guns at him outside his home in December.

Mark Wayne Bill, 56, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. He was arrested Sunday after being released from St. Anthony's Hospital and was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where he was being held on $40,000 bail.

Clearwater police went to Bill's home at 2224 Glenmoor Road N in Clearwater's Morningside-Meadows neighborhood for a welfare check at the request of a relative on the evening of Dec. 23, according to authorities.

Bill met the officers outside his house armed with an AR-15 rifle, a Mossberg 500 shotgun with a pistol grip, a Colt 45 pistol and three knives, police said. He pointed the rifle at police in a "threatening manner," and was shot after refusing to drop his weapon, police said.

Bill's 15-year-old son was home during the incident, but was not involved and was not injured, according to police. The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is reviewed.

Charges filed against Clearwater man shot by police in December 02/11/13 [Last modified: Monday, February 11, 2013 3:35pm]
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