A man died Monday after he was shot during an exchange of gunfire with a Somerset County deputy and a Maryland state trooper, police say.
Deputies responded to a 911 call shortly before noon from a convenience store in Westover, the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook release late Monday night.
The caller reported that a man pointed a gun at him and demanded money before fleeing. Roughly 2 miles away, a deputy identified and approached a man matching the caller’s description, police said.
“There was an exchange of gunfire” before the man fled into a field near the intersection of Route 13 and Perry Road, according to the release. “When officers located the subject, he fired his handgun again.”
The man was shot when a deputy and a state trooper fired their weapons, police said.
He later died at a hospital, according to the release.
The sheriff’s office said there were no other injuries.
Princess Anne Police also responded.
The Maryland Attorney General’s Office Independent Investigations Division — a unit responsible for investigating civilian deaths involving police — is investigating the shooting.