The search for an 18-year-old man who fired multiple shots at a Maryland state trooper ended this morning when the fugitive turned himself in to police in Salisbury, Md.
According to Maryland State Police, Wyatt A. Young of Hebron, Md. turned himself in to the Salisbury Police Department with his mother and was taken into custody without incident.
Young was wanted for the attempted murder of a Maryland state trooper on Friday in Hebron. On Sunday, Delaware State Police say they stopped Young, who was allegedly driving a stolen car in Middletown, Del. But Young fled on foot after the vehicle was stopped.
An intense manhunt ensued with multiple police agencies using dogs and helicopters to search for Young in and around the Middletown area. Police said Young was considered armed and dangerous.
Among other things, Young has been charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder and first degree assault.
Last Friday a Maryland state trooper approached a parked car in Hebron allegedly occupied by Young. According to authorities, the trooper shone his patrol car spotlight in the car and saw someone lying across the front seat. Young, according to reports, sat up and fired at the trooper through the driver’s side window. Young is believed to have fired at least two more times at the trooper before speeding away from the scene. The trooper was not hit by the gunfire.