Report: Two cops, one suspect dead in Maryland shootout
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Two police officers and a suspected shooter are dead after exchanging gunfire in Maryland on Wednesday, a new report says.

The pair of Harford County sheriff’s deputies were fatally shot while confronting the suspect at a Panera Bread in Abingdon, Md., according to The Baltimore Sun.


“We fully suspect that both deputies were shot by the same suspect,” Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said during a late afternoon press conference.

“The suspect was shot by Harford County sheriff’s deputies and is deceased. We’re not looking at anyone else. We believe it’s an individual who’s no longer a threat to this community.”

Gahler identified the alleged shooter as David B. Evans, 68. He said Evans had two outstanding criminal warrants in two states.

He also refused comment on the deceased officers’ identities, noting that he was waiting until the victims’ families were notified first.

Gahler said that the suspect shot one officer inside Abingdon’s Panera Bread while he was responding to a complaint call there.

The suspect then fled, he continued, before shooting and killing another law enforcement official near Box Hill South Parkway.

Responding officers then shot Evans there, he added, with no other injuries taking place and the confrontation lasting over 15 minutes.

“We heard the sound, and you want to think it’s not a gunshot,” witness Cecilia Weaver told The Baltimore Sun. "It sounded like a big electrical fuse shot being popped. Next thing I know, people were running.”

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) expressed sorrow upon hearing of the shooting late Wednesday.

“Anytime law enforcement or first responders lose their lives in the line of duty, it is a tragedy,” he wrote on his Facebook page. "Today’s violence in Abingdon and the deaths of two Harford County sheriff’s deputies is nothing less than absolutely heartbreaking.

“The First Lady and I send our most sincere thoughts and prayers to the families and loved ones of the brave deputies who made the ultimate sacrifice today for the community they selflessly served."