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CAMBRIDGE, Md. (WJZ) — State police are looking for a man who tried to run down a police officer on the Eastern Shore.

Jessica Kartalija has the very latest.

He is believed to still be on the Eastern Shore, probably in the Cambridge area.

Shortly after midnight Sunday, police pulled over Demetrius Demby, 39, on Leonard Lane in Cambridge.

“Cambridge Police stopped the suspect in his truck for a traffic violation. An investigation on the scene led them to request a K9 for a drug scan for possible drug violations,” said Greg Shipley, Maryland State Police.

Police say Demby hit the gas, slamming right into an officer. That’s when police opened fire, shooting at Demby’s truck as he took off.

“The chief of the Cambridge police department called the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and asked that we investigate this case because it was a police-involved shooting,” Shipley said.

Cambridge residents say they’re shocked by the violence.

“I came out the back door around one or two o’clock and saw police lights flashing,” said Raymond Perry.

The officer was taken to an area hospital with a broken ankle.

Demby’s truck was found abandoned a few blocks away.

He faces charges of attempted first- and second-degree murder and assault.

If you have any information, please call police.

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