Deputies shoot man in domestic dispute

September 3, 2011 9:53:17 AM PDT
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says a man was shot after a wild standoff with deputies that began with a domestic dispute.

Major Tom Effler said it began around 8:40 p.m. Friday when officers were dispatched to a home on Miller Road in Fremont.

Effler said James Gary Moskos went there looking for his wife who had sought refuge in the home.

Moskos allegedly shot a hole in the front door with a shotgun and threatened to kill a man in the house with a handgun if he did not tell him where his wife was.

Moskos fired the shotgun a second time and the man was wounded in the hand.

Moskos' wife was able to flee and call 911.

Effler said Moskos next returned to his home next door, but ran into some woods when deputies arrived. Moskos then began yelling obscenities at officers and threatening them with his guns.

He allegedly fired a gun twice from his hiding place.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Teamwas called, but Moskos came out of the woods and got into a vehicle.

Effler said Moskos began driving towards deputies in a threatening way, and a SWAT team member was ordered to disable the truck's engine with a bullet.

The bullet travelled through the engine compartment and hit Moskos, who then surrendered.

He was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Because it's an officer involved shooting, the SBI was called in to investigate. Effler said Moskos faces multiple felony charges when he's released from the hospital.

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