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HOUSTON  — A 21-year-old shot by police after they say he fired shots in a park where Occupy Houston protesters are encamped has been charged with aggravated assault against a public servant.

Police Tuesday said Joshua Anthony Twohig is hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Two officers on bike patrol Monday evening were flagged down by bystanders reporting a gunman in downtown’s Tranquility Park.

The patrolmen saw Twohig on a bridge over a pond and ordered him to drop the weapon. He responded with a gunshot into the pond, put the weapon to his head and screamed at them to shoot him. When he moved toward the officers, they opened fire.

Several campers told the Houston Chronicle the gunman was not among the protesters.

Court records did not list an attorney for Twohig.

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