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DUI Suspect, Who Trooper Shot While Dragged By Fleeing Car, Faces Attempted Murder Charges

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Wicomico County man is charged with holding a state trooper inside his car while trying to flee a traffic stop.

Police identified the suspect as 23-year-old Harry F. Wyatt-Swift.

They reported Wyatt-Swift was stopped by a trooper from the Salisbury Barrack on Tuesday for speeding and suspected DUI.

The trooper allegedly attempted to reach his keys as Wyatt-Swift grabbed his arm and drove off. The trooper was left hanging out of the driver’s side window.

After Wyatt-Swift ignored his commands to stop, the trooper shot him. The suspect released the trooper and drove on until he struck a utility pole wire and his car overturned.

He was taken into custody after he surrendered to police.

Wyatt-Swift is currently being treated for at least one gunshot wound and other injuries at Shock Trauma.

He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and obstructing/hindering a police officer.

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