Police ID Man Shot & Killed By Troopers

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — State police have identified a man shot and killed by troopers after a chase on the lower Eastern Shore.

Police say Terry Diaz, 49, of Princess Anne was shot in the head after the chase in Somerset County Wednesday night. He died at the scene.

Police haven’t said why the troopers shot Diaz. Diaz’s sport-utility vehicle was stuck in the mud in a grass median at the time, and he was inside the car. Police say the troopers gave Diaz verbal commands before they opened fire.

Police spokesman Greg Shipley says there’s no indication that Diaz had a firearm. The shooting remains under investigation.

The troopers have been identified as Trooper Ryan Watkins and Trooper First Class Carl Tyler. They’ve been placed on routine administrative leave.

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  • Sylvan Finkelstein


    • Linda

      Would it have been excellent if it were your son? No one knows the entire story yet, but he didn’t have a weapon. This man also had a family and may just read your insensitive comment.

  • lee

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.

    There is evidence that several corrupt DoJ, DoD and CIA employees had taken bribes from Al Quida in exchange for information and logistics support during the four years prior to 9/11.

    When one considers that the 9/11 terrorists could take jumbo jet flying lessons, move about the US unobstructed, live for several weeks less than 2 miles from NSA head quarters and be on State Department watch lists, even without the supporting evidence of bribery this makes sense.
    If FBI and DEA employees where less concerned with enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes and more concerened with doing their jobs, 911 may never have happened.

  • Terrance

    This little illegal prick was trying to get away. Great shot, give the trooper a medal.

  • Linda

    He wasn’t illegal. Just because his last name is Diaz doesn’t mean anything. You’re a racist, plain and simple. He was born and raised in Salisbury, MD. He had blond hair and blue eyes. Maybe you should know what you’re speaking of before you open your mouth!

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