A 56-year-old Pinellas County man critically injured after being shot by Clearwater Police in December is now well enough to be jailed on charges stemming from that incident.
Mark Wayne Bill is facing two counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.
On Sunday he was booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held on a bond of $40,000.
According to a Clearwater Police Department report officers were dispatched to 2224 South Glenmoor Rd. on December 23rd to conduct a welfare check. When they arrived on scene they encountered Bill, who was armed with a rifle.
Officers Kris Wise and Michael Beaver asked Bill to drop the weapon several times but he refused. They opened fire when the suspect pointed the weapon in their direction.
In January an investigation revealed Wise and Beaver were justified in their use of deadly force. Bill was hit in the forearm and the chest.
The suspect was once a member of the United States Army and is experienced with a variety of weapons. At the time of the shooting officers confiscated a rifle, a Mossberg 500 shotgun with pistol grip, a Colt-45 pistol and three knives.
Bill's teenage son was in the home at the time of the incident. He was released to his mother.
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