Burglary suspect mistakenly declared dead

BALTIMORE, MD Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EL-mee) says 51-year-old Michael Quarles was shot early Saturday when he lunged at an officer with a long screwdriver. Guglielmi says the officer thought Quarles had a knife.

Guglielmi says emergency medical technicians pronounced Quarles dead at the scene, then left. But officers noticed about 30 minutes later that Quarles was moving and called the medics back to the scene.

Quarles was taken to a trauma center and remained in critical condition Monday.

The medics have been reassigned until an investigation is finished.

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