Man awarded $8M in police scandal arrested in shooting

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore man recently awarded nearly $8 million in the Gun Trace Task Force police scandal has been arrested in Virginia after police accused him of shooting a woman.

The Baltimore Sun reports 50-year-old Umar Burley was charged by the Harrisonburg Police Department with malicious wounding and attempted murder.

Police say additional charges are pending because he shot at police during a chase.

In November, Burley and a friend were awarded a total of nearly $8 million over drugs that were planted in their vehicle in 2010.

They both served federal prison time.

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