Man shot by trooper at Shrewsbury Wal-Mart denied bail

SHREWSBURY, Pa. (WHTM) – A judge has denied bail for the gunman shot by a state trooper after the armed robbery of a Wal-Mart pharmacy.

Thomas A. Markowski was arraigned Tuesday from York Hospital, according to state police spokesman Trooper Robert Hicks.

Police said Markowski was fleeing the store Thursday evening when he encountered the trooper near an exit. The trooper ordered Markowski to drop a shotgun he was carrying, but Markowski raised the gun on the trooper.

The trooper was able to push the shotgun away as both fired one shot. Markowski was hit in the chest. The shot he fired struck a wall.

The trooper was not injured.

Markowski is charged with attempted homicide of a law enforcement officer, two counts of aggravated assault, robbery, theft by unlawful taking, possessing instruments of crime, prohibited weapons, and reckless endangerment.

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