Monday, May 4, 2015


On May 4, 2015 at approximately 3:10 p.m. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputies  and members of the Maryland State Police  were dispatched to Maryland Route 261 west of Quail Drive for the report of a deputy involved shooting.  Upon arrival it was determined Deputy First Class Richard Wilson was involved in a shooting incident that stemmed from his patrol vehicle being struck.  Physical evidence at the scene indicated Dfc. Wilson’s patrol vehicle was struck in front of the driver’s side rear wheel which caused the vehicle to rotate counter clockwise.  Dfc. Wilson’s patrol vehicle left the roadway skidding backwards through a split rail fence.  The Toyota truck that struck Dfc. Wilson’s vehicle then turned left, drove off of the roadway and intentionally struck Dfc. Wilson’s vehicle a second time and continued to accelerate, pushing the patrol vehicle backwards down a slight embankment.  Dfc. Wilson fired several shots through the windshield of his patrol vehicle into the windshield of the ramming vehicle.  The suspect was not struck, bailed out of her vehicle and began to flee the scene towards the west.  A citizen who was stopped in the roadway watching the incident unfold stopped and assisted Dfc. Wilson with apprehending the female suspect.  Witness statements obtained on scene corroborated the events that transpired. 

This investigation is ongoing.