Saturday, March 30, 2013

Statement Re: Shooting Suspect Wounded By Troopers After Stanpff


This statement is issued regarding the condition of the suspect involved in the shooting incident that occurred on March 29, 2013 in Rawlings, Maryland.
The suspect identified as Samuel E. George, 53, of the 15000-block of Meadow Dale Drive, Rawlings, Maryland has died from the gunshot wounds sustained during a standoff with troopers. He was pronounced dead this afternoon at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
The criminal investigation is being conducted by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, which conducts criminal investigations in to all shootings involving Maryland state troopers. Homicide Unit investigators are being assisted by investigators from C3I and the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office as well as crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Science Division.
State Police investigators have conducted interviews with persons who witnessed the incident. Evidence collected from the scene will be reviewed and analyzed to corroborate witness statements. All victims involved are currently cooperating with investigators.
The Allegany County State’s Attorney responded to the scene and has been continually updated on the active investigation. The Maryland State Police Internal Affairs Unit is also conducted an investigation into the police involved shooting, which is procedure.

Sgt. Marc Black
Maryland State Police

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