Suspect Fatally Wounded in Trooper Involved Shooting in Salisbury
By Kelli Steele

Updated Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 4:34am

Maryland State Police are investigating a trooper involved shooting that fatally wounded a man who may have struck or dragged a trooper with his car while trying to avoid further police investigation at the Salisbury Barrack Tuesday night.

A preliminary investigation indicates a man entered the Barrack on Route 13 shortly before 8:30 p.m. and asked the duty officer to check a vehicle repair he had made after receiving a safety equipment repair order; the duty officer went outside with the man.

Moments later, the duty officer called for assistance; another trooper who had just left the barrack returned immediately to assist. At this time, it is believed both troopers fired their Department issued pistols.

The duty officer was found lying along the edge of the parking lot; he had sustained injuries consistent with being struck and/or dragged by a vehicle.

The man who had come to the barrack was found in his vehicle about 150 yards north of the barrack; his vehicle had struck the center median guardrail on the northbound side of Route 13.

EMS personnel responded and transported the man and the duty officer to PRMC; the man was pronounced dead at the hospital. The duty officer is being treated for injuries.

State Police investigators are conducting interviews and preparing a search warrant. Their investigation continues this morning.

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