Two sheriff’s deputies killed, suspect dead in Maryland shooting


Two Maryland sheriff’s deputies were fatally shot on Wednesday and a suspect killed in gunfire that started at a Baltimore-area restaurant filled with lunchtime diners, authorities said.

A deputy who responded to a disturbance report at a Panera Bread restaurant in Abingdon, about 25 miles northeast of Baltimore, was shot inside the building, said Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler.  

A second deputy chased the suspected shooter outside the restaurant and was also wounded.

The two veteran deputies – one with 30 years at the sheriff’s office and the other with 16 years – died of their injuries, said Gahler in a message on the office’s Facebook page.

At least two other deputies fired rounds at the suspect, identified as David Brian Evans, a 67-year-old white man, Gahler said.

Evans had at least two outstanding warrants – including a criminal warrant from Florida for assaulting a police officer and fleeing. The other was a civil writ issued by Harford County Circuit Court.

A loaded handgun was recovered from Evans, Gahler said.

“Today is a sad day for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, and the citizens of Harford County we are sworn to serve,” Gahler said. The identity of the deputies was not immediately available.

The other deputies who shot at Evans have been placed on administrative leave, per protocol, pending an investigation, Gahler said.

There were no additional suspects in the incident, which lasted about 15 minutes, he said.

(Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales and Mary Wisniewski in Chicago and Ian Simpson in Washington; Editing by Chris Reese and Andrew Hay)

8 thoughts on “Two sheriff’s deputies killed, suspect dead in Maryland shooting

  1. “A loaded handgun was recovered from Evans, Gahler said.”

    Shouldn’t that be “partially loaded” or “empty”? I mean Evans did shoot two pigs, allegedly.
    Pigs probably shot each other while trying to arrest the guy and then tossed down the throwaway.

  2. R.I.P., Mr. Evans. You left this world like a lion, on your own terms. And all the past victims of the two scum you bested — anyone they arrested for victimless crimes, beat down, trumped up charges against, or otherwise denied justice — are avenged.

  3. Good. It’s about time our side got a little payback, and dead cop stories are the only good news we get to read about these days.

    1. The past 24 hrs or so have been especially bad for the pigs and correspondingly good for freedom and justice in the UPSA (United Police States of America). Two shot dead in MD, one shot and basically dead in ND, one shot dead in CO, and I believe an airplane or heli crashed somewhere with a pilot and deputy pig on board. That’s a lot of bricks falling out of the Blue Wall of Bullsh-t.

      To those who thirst for justice and hate tyranny, a day like today is like an ice-cold beer after a brutally hard day of work in the sun. 🙂

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