Armed Man Charged in Area Police Shooting

A man accused of bringing a shotgun into an area police station now faces a criminal charge for doing so.

The Department of Public Safety tells us Jeff Whitten is charged with aggravated assault to a peace officer with a deadly weapon.

A Childress police officer reportedly opened fire at him when Whitten refused to drop a weapon he brought into the Childress police department.

Whitten's family says he's in stable condition after surgery at Northwest Texas Hospital.

Relatives also say he suffers from schizophrenia and has not been taking his medication for weeks.