Deputy Shoots At Suspect in Target Parking Lot

The suspect ignored commands to surrender and drove towards the deputy.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a sheriff’s deputy shot at a theft scheme suspect who they say assaulted a deputy.

Maryland State Police said in a news release two deputies responded to a Target store in Hagerstown on Wednesday afternoon on a report that a known theft scheme suspect was there.

The release says 26-year-old Melsun S. Perry ran from the deputies and got into his car. Police say Perry ignored commands to surrender and accelerated and drove at the deputy approaching the front of his car, at which point the other deputy fired.

The suspect fled and was later found uninjured at a home, where he was arrested. It’s unclear if the deputy was injured.

Perry is charged with first-degree assault and theft offenses. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.