Man shot by poilce charged with assault

The man in a stolen car who was shot and wounded by a Prince George's County police officer in Clinton Friday has been formally charged with assault, theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, authorities said Monday.

Terrance Lloyd Nelson Jr., 19, of Southeast D.C., was discharged from the hospital and jailed Saturday charged with first- and second-degree assault, theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to police and court records.

He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Apr. 1, court records show.

By the police account, Nelson was in a stolen vehicle in the area of Brandywine and Woodyard roads, and he backed toward an officer who was approaching on foot. The officer, Andrew Nacin, thought he might be run over, so he fired at Nelson, police said.

Nelson was struck in the arm and sustained a non-life threatening injury, police said. Nacin, who has been on the force 18 months and is assigned to the District V station, has been placed on paid administrative leave while internal affairs detectives probe the incident.

Efforts to reach Nelson's family members Monday were unsuccessful.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.

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