- Associated Press - Friday, March 14, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man who was shot by a sheriff’s deputy while trying to flee a suspected crime scene has been indicted on charges that include menacing a police officer and grand larceny.

Local media report that 22-year-old Vincenzo Zagari pleaded not guilty Friday to a nine-count indictment.

Zagari is accused of stealing a car in the Monroe County town of Ogden in January, shoplifting at a grocery store, attempting a carjacking in the parking lot and pulling a pellet gun on a sheriff’s deputy, who then shot him.

Authorities allege he had heroin and cocaine with him at the time.

WHAM in Rochester reports that Zagari appeared in court in a wheelchair. His relatives declined to comment.

Zagari is due back in court April 22.

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