- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer has been hospitalized after being shot in the face by a suspect who’s still at large.

The Aberdeen Police Department says the officer was flown to a hospital Friday in stable condition.

Police spokesman Sgt. C. William Reiber says a suspect fired a long gun at the officer, who has undergone surgery for a “projectile in his eye.” Police haven’t identified the officer.

Police say the officer was responding to a call for suspicious activity when the shooting happened. Police say they’re searching for 21-year-old Tyler Testerman in connection with the shooting. Sgt. Reiber says he’s wanted for attempted murder.

Schools in the Aberdeen area are closed for the day as police search.

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