ELKTON, Md. - A wanted Cecil County man is dead after being shot by state trooper.
The incident happened early Thursday morning in the 300 block of Willow Drive in Elkton. According to Greg Shipley, spokesperson for the Maryland State Police, the trooper shot the man after a car and foot chase.
According to a report from the Maryland State Police, the trooper was on patrol at around 1:30 a.m. in the area of Winchester Drive near Elkton when he spotted a 2004 Dodge Durango that matched the description of a vehicle known to be driven by 41-year-old Anthony A. Hammond Jr.
Hammond was wanted on eight warrants for criminal charges in Maryland and multiple warrants for criminal charges in Delaware.
Official say the trooper began to follow the Durango until it was eventually parked and the driver jumped out and ran. Hammond reportedly kicked in the door of a home, ignoring commands from the trooper to surrender. According to a MSP report, when the trooper entered the home, Hammond turned towards him and attempted to disarm the trooper.
In fear for his life, officials say the trooper fired his Glock pistol, striking Hammond in the upper torso.
Hammond was pronounced dead at the scene. The trooper was not seriously hurt.
Police are still investigating the incident.
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