Patient shoots police officer at West Virginia hospital: 5 things to know

An inmate being treated at Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center shot a police officer Saturday afternoon while trying to escape custody.

Here are five things to know about the incident.

1. The suspect, Bryan Ogle, was being guarded by police in hospital room 502. When he was allowed to use the restroom, he fled through an adjoining room, according to WSAZ.

2. Hospital security officers found Mr. Ogle in the hospital's basement, but he got away after a struggle. He was found a short time later in the alley behind the hospital's ER, and police officers took him into custody. He allegedly began resisting police officers while they were leading him back upstairs.

3. During the struggle with the police officers, Mr. Ogle allegedly caused one of the officers to fall down the stairs and grabbed another officer's firearm.

4. Mr. Ogle allegedly fired two shots, one of which hit an officer. The officer who was shot is alive and alert, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.    

5. On Sunday, Mr. Ogle was arraigned on several charges, including fleeing with reckless indifference, disarming a law enforcement officer and attempted murder. He is being held in jail on $250,000 cash bond, according to WSAZ.

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