Somerset County

Somerset County Law Enforcement Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting in Westover, Maryland

Somerset County, MD – Law Enforcement Officers from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police – Princess Anne Barrack, and the Princess Anne Police Department, were involved in a fatal shooting today in Westover, Maryland, in the area of Route 13 and Perry Road.

Shortly before noon, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a 911 call from a convenience store in Westover, Maryland. The caller reported that a man had pointed a handgun at him and demanded money before fleeing the area.

Shortly thereafter, approximately two miles away, a Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Deputy identified a man who matched the description provided by the 911 caller.

The deputy approached that individual, and there was an exchange of gunfire. The man then fled toward a nearby field, near the intersection of US 13 and Perry Road in Westover, Maryland.

Deputies from Somerset County Sheriff’s, officers from the Maryland State Police and the Princess Anne Police Department responded to the area. When officers located the subject, he fired his handgun again.

A sheriff’s deputy and an MSP trooper discharged their firearms, and the subject was struck. No one other than the subject was injured.

Officers rendered aid until medical personnel arrived. The subject was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Due to the nature of this incident, the shooting in Westover investigation is being conducted by the Independent Investigations Division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office.

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