This just shows how hard it is to be a policeman. You go to work and you may not come home ever again. There are all kinds of crazy people in this world. And always will be.
Here are a few tweets that captured the moment today:
— Keith Daniels Fox45 (@KeithDFox45) February 10, 2016
Sheriff's Press Conference in Abingdon: One man killed. Two deputies shot, one of them at Panera.
— Paul McGrew (@McGrewFox45) February 10, 2016
From The WBAL Channel:
Two Harford County Sheriff’s deputies have succumbed to their injuries after shootings at an Abingdon shopping center, officials said.
Authorities said that a deputy responded to a disturbance call at 11:46 a.m. Wednesday at the Panera Bread near Emmorton Road in Abingdon. That deputy was wounded when at least one shot was fired in his direction, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said.
Gahler said restaurant witnesses gave good information as to which way the shooter went. A second responding deputy found the suspect and shots were fired again, injuring the second deputy.
“We believe the deputies were shot by the same suspect,” Gahler said.
Two additional deputies, who responded to the initial shooting, fired rounds and a short time later, the suspect was killed, Gahler said. The suspect was identified as 67-year-old David Evans, Gahler said.
“We know that there were two warrants for his arrest,” Gahler said. “We believe we were sent (to Panera Bread) because someone knew who he was.”
Police said Evans had two open warrants in two states. Evans had a criminal warrant in Florida for assaulting a police officer and fleeing and eluding (police). In Harford County, Evans had an open civil warrant.
A loaded handgun was found with Evans after the shootout, Gahler said.
“We are not looking for anyone else,” Gahler said. “There is no longer a threat to the community.”
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan also tweeted on the incident:
— Larry Hogan (@LarryHogan) February 10, 2016
Watch another video report here:
According to reports, police are not looking for anyone else in association with this shooting.