Deputy Warren Scott Hogan, 32, was shot by a 52-year-old man as Hogan helped a lady get her things from the suspect’s home after she reported a fight between them, powers said. Hogan could fire back, and James L. Rich II was shot and executed.
Maryland State Police Public Information Officer Greg Shipley said Rich’s better half, who had been remaining at Rich’s home, sent an instant message to her dad around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. She advised her dad she and Rich had been in a physical fight and apparently requested that her dad call police.
Sheriff’s representatives reacted to Rich’s home on Edmore Road in Chestertown and found the casualty and Rich had cleared out. They later took in the lady’s dad had lifted her up and taken her to the sheriff’s office.
While at the sheriff’s office, the lady requested that Hogan take her to Rich’s home to get her attire. Hogan, the lady and her folks backpedaled to the home, and discovered Rich had returned. Rich’s high school child was likewise present, Shipley said. After the delegate and the lady went inside, she and Rich contended.
As indicated by the preparatory examination, Rich strolled into a back room, snatched a shotgun and discharged one shot. He strolled toward Hogan, and he and the sheriff’s delegate traded gunfire, Shipley said. Both men were hit. Rich was proclaimed dead at Chester River Hospital. Hogan was struck at short proximity in the middle, said Dr. Thomas Scalea, doctor in-boss at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Maryland.
Hogan was traveled to Shock Trauma, where he experienced surgery. He may require more surgery, and remains “very sick, however we are cheerful,” Scalea said. “It’s somewhat ahead of schedule to advise what else will need to do, and we’ll perceive how things go throughout the following few days and couple of weeks.” No one else was shot.
Hogan was wearing body reinforcement, however he was shot underneath the covering, Hoffman said. Hogan was wearing a body camera amid the episode. Specialists will survey any footage accessible, Shipley said. The footage would be considered part of the progressing examination and would not be discharged, he said.