Man Captured After Shootout With Maryland State Police

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Brooks Perry (credit: Maryland State Police)

Brooks Perry (credit: Maryland State Police)

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UPDATED: March 13, 2014 3:17 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Police say a man who fled from a traffic stop and later opened fire on officers late Wednesday night in Easton has been captured.

Maryland State Police say 28-year-old Brooks Perry was located at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday and taken into custody without incident. He was found in a marshy area along Glebe Creek Road in Easton, about 5 miles from where police say he fired the shots.

State police say a trooper pulled over Perry for speeding at about midnight on eastbound Route 50 near Route 404. Perry initially gave the trooper a false name and claimed to not have any identification, according to police.

The trooper suspected Perry may have been intoxicated and grew further concerned when Perry asked whether additional troopers would be called to the scene. Before backup could arrive, the man fled the scene in a dark-colored Hyundai.

Troopers pursued Perry for seven miles on eastbound Route 50 and twice deployed stop sticks. He eventually pulled to the side of the road near Hiners Lane and fled on foot across westbound Route 50 onto a golf course.

After climbing to the top of a chain link fence, Perry pulled a gun and opened fire on the four state troopers chasing him. One of the troopers, Cpl. Joshua Resh, returned fire.

State Police do not believe Perry was struck and say no troopers were injured during the shootout.

Authorities utilized a reverse 911 call to alert nearby residents of the incident.

Resh has been placed on routine administrative leave during the investigation.

Perry, of Delaware, faces numerous charges including two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Dozens of officers participated in the search for Perry, and police say witnesses helped narrow down the search area.

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