South Carolina homicide suspect, Daryl Flowers, taken into custody in Maryland

A South Carolina homicide suspect was taken into custody Thursday morning after a chase down Interstate 95.

The suspect, identified as Darryl Flowers, 35, of a unit block of Elmwood Place in Goose Creek, South Carolina is believed to have killed his wife, Tammy Flowers and wounded two teenage girls.

Flowers is the uncle of the two teen victims, South Carolina deputies said. Neighbors say the teens are related through his wife. ABCNews4 in Charleston, S.C. reports  Tammy Flowers was in the process of adopting the two teen girls at the time of the attack. According to police, the girls' mother died and Tammy Flowers had taken them in.

Around at 9 a.m. a Maryland state trooper from John F. Kennedy Highway Barrack, while working a routine patrol, saw a green Ford Explorer traveling north on I-95. A brief check of the South Carolina registration plate indicated that the vehicle was reported stolen. 

Maryland State Police troopers attempted to pull over the suspect but were unsuccessful because he refused to pull over. After several failed attempts to stop the vehicle, troopers were able to deploy tire deflating devices on the left shoulder of the highway. 

When troopers approached the suspect, they found he had cut his throat and wrist with with a box cutter. 

Flowers was later transported to Bayview Medical Center, where he remains under close guard. 

Officers said Flowers was heading back to New York, where he was from.

Due to the seriousness of the incident, I-95 was shutdown for 3 hours. 

ABCNews4.com in Charleston, S.C. contributed to this report.

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