SALISBURY, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal trooper-involved shooting. Police say the suspect may have hit or dragged a trooper with his car.
According to police, a man entered the Salisbury barrack around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and asked an officer to check a vehicle repair made after he received a safety equipment repair order. The officer went outside. Shortly after, he called for backup. Another trooper went to assist. Police believe both officers fired their service weapons.
The original officer was found lying along the edge of the parking lot near the entrance. His injuries are consistent with being struck or dragged by a vehicle.
The suspect was found in his vehicle about 150 yards north of the barrack. His vehicle had struck the center median guardrail on Rt. 13 North.
EMS personnel took the suspect and first police officer to Peninsula Regional Medical Center. The officer is being treated for injuries; the suspect was pronounced dead.
Route 13 was shut down during the investigation.
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