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UPDATED: Police Searching For Attempted Murder Suspect In Wicomico County

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SALISBURY, Md. - Authorities in Wicomico County are looking for a Salisbury man wanted for attempted murder.

His name is Edwin Lamont Fletcher. Authorities describe him as 31-years-old, 6'2 and 180 pounds. His last known address is Riverside Drive.

According to a preliminary report from Maryland State Police, shortly after 8PM Wednesday a task force team comprised of Maryland State Police, Salisbury Police and Wicomico County Sheriff's Office personnel were working an undercover investigation attempting to locate Fletcher, who is wanted on a warrant for drug felony charges.

Law officers say they observed Fletcher, along with another passenger, pulling into a parking lot off Market Street in Salisbury. Police surrounded the vehicle and attempted to arrest the suspect. But instead of surrendering, Fletcher reportedly accelerated the truck, ramming a trooper's vehicle head on. He then accelerated again, driving up onto and over the troopers car while the trooper was inside, injuring the trooper.

In fear for the trooper's life, police officers on the scene fired at the suspect driver as he was driving over the trooper's car. The suspect left the parking lot and fled the area. A short time later, police found the abandoned vehicle on Camden Avenue.

A sheriff's deputy was also injured in the incident, but how his injuries were sustained is not clear at this time. Both the trooper and deputy were transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where they are being treated.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is conducting an investigation into the shooting. There is no indication at this time the suspect was struck by police gunfire. No police officers were injured by gunshots.

Wicomico County Sheriff's Office confirms that a press conference will be held tomorrow morning.

 

 






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