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UPDATE: Inmate fleeing hospital shoots, wounds officer

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 A West Virginia inmate accused of shooting at a police officer during a hospital escape is facing multiple felony counts.

Media outlets report 31-year-old Bryan Lee Ogle II of Sevierville, Tennessee, was arraigned Sunday in Kanawha County. Among the charges are attempted murder and unlawful assault of a law enforcement officer.

A criminal complaint says Ogle escaped from Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital, where he was taken for injuries following a recent arrest.

The complaint says Ogle was found outside Saturday and fought with officers from Montgomery and Charleston. It says one officer fell down steps and Ogle seized the officer's gun and fired two shots, one striking the other officer's belt.

Ogle was being held Sunday on $500,000 bond. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

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Authorities say an inmate fleeing from a hospital in West Virginia shot and wounded a police officer.
News outlets report the suspect, Brian Ogle, escaped Saturday from the Charleston Area Medical Center. He was being treated there for injuries he received during an arrest earlier in the week.
The reports say the officer pursued Ogle and was shot in a confrontation with him in an alley behind the hospital. Ogle was caught. Charleston police Lt. Autumn Davis says the officer is alert after being treated at the hospital. Davis did not release the officer's name.
Police say Ogle was wanted in Tennessee in connection with several crimes. He was arrested earlier in the week after a car chase.

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