Charges announced for man shot by Arab police officer

Charges announced for man shot by Arab police officer
John Bardin (Source: Arab Police Department)

ARAB, Ala. (WAFF) - Arab police have released more information about the man shot by one of their officers Monday evening.

39-year-old John Bardin remains in Huntsville Hospital. Police say he will be charged with resisting arrest, assault and attempting to disarm a police officer. He will be formally charged after he’s released from the hospital.

Police say it started when Bardin was walking around Country Club Circle and trying to force his way into homes. Assistant Police Chief Shane Washburn said Bardin was knocking on doors and trying to tell people about Jesus Christ. Washburn said he very persistent about wanting to come inside and was almost forceful.

Washburn said Bardin did enter some homes unwanted and took an item of clothing from one of those residents.

Officers responded to a 911 call about Bardin. Washburn said he got into a fight with an officer, a stun gun was used, and Bardin was tackled but managed to get on top of him and tried to take his gun.

That’s when second officer opened fire and shot Bardin three times, Washburn said.

A Marshall County sheriff’s deputy who hydroplaned and crashed while responded to the situation Monday evening is out of the hospital and back at work.

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