2 killed in po­lice in­ci­dent out­side Elkton mo­tel room

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Of­fi­cers fa­tally shot a man and wo­man on a mo­tel bal­cony Tues­day when they re­fused to drop BB guns they had raised to­ward po­lice who were there to serve war­rants, Mary­land State Po­lice said. No of­fi­cers were hurt dur­ing the con­fronta­tion Tues­day at the New Eastern Inn in Elkton, state po­lice spokesman Greg Ship­ley said. The two were iden­ti­fied as Bran­don Jones, 25, and Chelsea M. Porter, 25, both from Dover, Del. They were wanted on war­rants from Delaware State Po­lice for four counts of pos­ses­sion of a firearm dur­ing the com­mis­sion of a felony, pos­ses­sion with in­tent to de­liver heroin, pos­ses­sion of heroin, pos­ses­sion with in­tent to de­liver mar­i­juana, and other charges, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. Ship­ley said uni­formed of­fi­cers from two agen­cies went to the mo­tel about 10 a.m., knocked on the door and an­nounced them­selves as po­lice of­fi­cers. As they shouted at the room’s oc­cu­pants to sur­ren­der, one of the of­fi­cers saw through a win­dow that a man was ap­proach­ing the door with what looked like a hand­gun. He said the of­fi­cers re­treated but the man came out and re­fused to obey their com­mands to drop the weapon. The man raised the gun at of­fi­cers and they fired, Ship­ley said. He said the wo­man came out a few sec­onds later with a sim­i­lar weapon that she raised. She was also shot af­ter re­fus­ing to drop the weapon, Ship­ley said. Of­fi­cials with the Ce­cil County sher­iff ’s of­fice said three of their of­fi­cers fired their weapons and have been placed on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave, along with a Mary­land State Po­lice trooper who also fired.

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