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Suspect Accused of Shooting at Md. Troopers Arrested

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Maryland State Police and other law enforcement agencies are shown Thursday morning in Talbot County searching for wanted suspect, Brooks S. Perry. Maryland State Police and other law enforcement agencies are shown Thursday morning in Talbot County searching for wanted suspect, Brooks S. Perry.
Brooks S. Perry Brooks S. Perry

EASTON, Md.- Maryland State Police say they have arrested a suspect who shot at troopers after fleeing from a traffic stop in Talbot County.

Police said 28-year-old Brooks S. Perry, 28, of Milford, Del., was captured at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. He was found in a wooded marshy area off of Glebe Creek Road in Easton, about 5 miles from where police said he fired shots.

Police said that at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper from the Easton Barrack saw a dark colored Hyundai speeding on Route 404 approaching Route 50. The driver turned eastbound onto Route 50 and pulled to the shoulder. Police said the trooper contacted the driver, later identified as Perry, who gave him a false name and said he had no identification. Police said that during contact with the driver, the trooper noted signs indicating he was possibly driving under the influence. Authorities said the trooper had Perry remain in his car and called for backup, due to his suspicious actions, which included asking the trooper if he was going to call for backup.

Police said that before backup arrived, Perry accelerated and fled from the traffic stop. A pursuit of about seven miles occurred east on Route 50 during which time troopers said they deployed stop sticks twice. Police said Perry pulled to the side of the road on eastbound Route 50 east of Hiners Lane, got out of the vehicle and then ran across westbound Route 50 and onto the grounds of a golf course.

Four state troopers reportedly ran after Perry. Police said that during the foot pursuit, Perry climbed a chain link fence. Police said that when Perry reached the top of the fence, he pulled a gun and fired toward the troopers. Authorities said that in fear for his life and the lives of his fellow troopers, Cpl. Joshua Resh, a road patrol supervisor assigned to the Easton Barrack, fired his state police-issued pistol at Perry. The suspect then climbed down the other side of the fence and ran away, police said.

No state troopers were hit by Perry's gunfire, police said. Troopers also said they have found no evidence that Perry was struck by gunfire.

Troopers and allied law enforcement officers established a perimeter and began a search of the area. K-9 units and an MSP helicopter responded to the area to assist. An emergency notification system call was placed to residents in the area to inform them of the incident. Route 50 was closed for several hours due to the search and crime scene processing.

Dozens of troopers and officers from local law enforcement agencies participated in the search for Perry. Police said witnesses also helped narrow down the search area.

"A citizen saw a person matching the suspect's description along Gelebe Creek Road, and called 911.  Two other citizens assisted in spotting him, so we received great assistance from the county, and from citizens in the area." said Greg Shipley, a spokesperson for the Maryland State Police.

Neighbors were told to stay inside their homes during the manhunt.  Corinne Taylor, who lives just up the street from where Perry was arrested, says all the police made her feel safe more than scared.

"They just kept saying he was in the area.  911 called twice to clue us in to stay inside." said Taylor.

Her neighbor, Harry Bramble, says he's glad the search didn't end in another gunfight.

"That's what I was worried about, was him shooting wild.  That's how people get killed with these wild shots.  But I'm very glad they got him." Bramble said.

Perry faces numerous charges including two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

 

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