CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The Latest in an exchange of gunfire death of a man and critically injured a sheriff’s deputy in Maryland (all times are local):
Maryland State Police have identified the man fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with an Eastern Shore sheriff’s deputy, who was seriously injured.
Police spokesman Greg Shipley identified the man as 52-year-old James Rich II of Chestertown.
The police says deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at Rich’s house, but Rich and his girlfriend were gone when deputies arrived. The woman and her father took her to the sheriff’s headquarters and, after midnight, Deputy 1st Class Warren Hogan escorted the woman to the house to collect some belongings. Police say the woman and the Empire began to argue, then Rich got a gun and fired a shot. Police say he moved in the direction of Hogan, and they exchanged gunfire. Both were beaten.
Sheriff Gary Hoffman says Hogan was hit under his body armor.
Hogan is in critical condition after surgery, but Hoffman says that it looks like he’s in a good mood.
Authorities say a man has died after exchanging gunfire with a sheriff’s deputy who was also shot at a house on the Maryland Eastern Shore.
Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley said in an e-mail Thursday that the man died in a hospital. He did not identify the man.
Queen Anne’s County sheriff’s office spokesman Dale Patrick said in a statement that deputies were called Wednesday to a domestic disturbance at a Chestertown home. After midnight, the woman in the incident came to the sheriff’s department of the head office.
As a Deputy 1st Class Warren Hogan accompanied her to collect stuff, Patrick says a man fired at Hogan, who returned fire. Both were beaten.
Patrick says Hogan is in critical condition after surgery.
Patrick says Hogan is white and the man was black.