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Officials: Baltimore man wanted in Georgia, used children for shields in standoff

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(Waynesboro, GA) -- A Baltimore man was shot while using his own children as human shields during a shootout with local deputies in Georgia.

Officials with the Burke County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office say the suspect, 33-year-old Kevin McCardell, was shot and taken into custody after a five-hour standoff with deputies last Wednesday in Waynesboro, Georgia.

The children were not hurt.

McCardell faces multiple charges while he recovers at a Georgia hospital.

11 News also reports McCardell is wanted in Baltimore County on attempted first-degree murder and assault charges from an incident in June.

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