Manhunt in Easton brought to an end

EASTON, Md. - A 28-year-old Milford, Del. man Thursday was captured by Maryland State Police who allegedly shot at troopers Wednesday night following a traffic stop in Talbot County.

Brooks S. Perry is also wanted in Delaware on traffic charges, where his driver’s license is currently suspended and revoked. 

Police said at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, trooper saw a dark colored Hyundai speeding on Route 404 approaching Route 50.  The driver turned eastbound onto Route 50 and pulled to the shoulder. 

The trooper contacted the driver, later identified as Perry, who gave him a false name and said he had no identification.  The trooper suspected Perry was possibly driving under the influence and called for backup. 

However, state police said Perry accelerated and fled from the traffic stop.  He was followed for about seven miles along  Route 50 east, during which troopers deployed stop sticks twice. 

State police said the driver then pulled to the side of the road on Route 50 east of Hiners Lane and ran across westbound Route 50 and onto the grounds of a golf course. 

Four state troopers then chased Perry, who climbed a chain link fence.  When he reached the top of the fence, he pulled a gun and fired toward the troopers.  State police said Cpl. Joshua Resh, a road patrol supervisor assigned to the Easton Barrack, returned fire. 

Owen Sutherland lives on the golf course and was trying to get home. 

"I was desperate to get to the house because my wife was pretty upset and my kids are in the house and some guy is running around with guns," Sutherland said. 

Perry climbed down the other side of the fence and fled the area on foot. No state troopers were hit by the suspect’s gunfire.  State Police found no evidence that the suspect was struck by gunfire. 

About 14 hours later and five miles from the initial scene, crews from several counties converged on Perry.  They used a foghorn to say he was surrounded and then Perry walked out of the marsh grass and surrendered peacefully.  

The FBI was on the scene to help crews from several counties.  The search for Perry's weapon continues.    

As is protocol, Resh will be placed on administrative leave following the shooting. 

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