July 16, 2013
A man accused of attacking a police officer with a baton, then getting shot by that officer, has a trial date set.
On Tuesday, Josue Salinas-Valdez made a court appearance to establish his defense attorney and to schedule a jury trial.
He did not say anything in court, and his attorney did not want to make a comment about the case.
Salinas-Valdez was shot in the stomach by an Albemarle County police officer at his home on May 26.
He was in the hospital for more than a week.
Investigators say Salinas-Valdez threatened an officer with a baton, and ignored several warnings to drop it, before being shot.
His trial is set for February 10, 2014.
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