Police chase ends with attempted murder suspect shooting herself, surviving in Easton
EASTON, Md. – A woman is in critical condition after being involved in a police chase, and shooting herself in the torso.
Police say around 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Caroline County Sheriff’s Office deputies were trying to stop a 32-year-old Delaware woman who was wanted for attempted first degree murder. That charge originated in St. Mary’s County.
As the suspect approached the Easton Volunteer Fire Department, Talbot County deputies deployed stop sticks. The suspect drove over them, causing all four of the tires on her vehicle to deflate. The suspect’s vehicle came to a stop in the center of the intersection of Route 50 and Matthewstown Road.
As Easton Police officers approached the suspect, she pointed a handgun at her head. Officers began negotiating with the suspect, but after several minutes, she shot herself in the upper torso. Police say they immediately administered life saving measures. The suspect was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition.
Both lanes of Route 50 remained closed for about two hours after the incident. Police are still investigating.