Police: Suspect Shot Trying To Run Down Sheriff

ROCK HALL, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a home invasion suspect is recovering at Shock Trauma after he was shot while trying to run down Kent County’s sheriff, who was trying to block his escape route.

Authorities say three men fired a shotgun and tried to kick down a door as they broke into a Chestertown home. The men then hit one resident and bound his wife before ransacking the house and fleeing.

Later, deputies responding to a call involving a possible suspect pursued a truck and Sheriff John Price parked his cruiser across part of an intersection, signaling for the driver to stop. Police say he fired at the truck as it came at him, striking the driver in the arm. Two other suspects are in custody.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Pamela Teat

    Thats right! Follow the law. Thank you! Good for you John Price!

  • Scott's County

    Keep your guns, America and support the NRA’s work to keep your gun owners rights. Someone kicking in your front door to do a home invasion on you is a classic reason to have a home protection gun on hand.

  • Perry

    Unfortunally in this state if the homeownerr were to shot and kill the man then he would have been charged with either murder or manslaughter

    • Pamela Teat

      Sadly Perry You are right and that stinks. These ppl were kind caregivers of elderly and can you imagine the fright they must of felt. I hope they all go to jail for a very long time.

      • Wheres common sense when you need it

        As long as he falls dead within the threshold of your home, you are fine. So mister home invasionist, please come in……………………………

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