Of­fi­cers on leave af­ter fa­tal shoot­ing at Elkton mo­tel

Baltimore Sun - - AROUND THE REGION -

Ten law en­force­ment of­fi­cers have been placed on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave af­ter fir­ing shots at a cou­ple wanted on gun and drug charges who au­thor­i­ties say re­fused to drop their weapons af­ter be­ing cor­nered at an Elkton mo­tel. The cou­ple, who po­lice later de­ter­mined were hold­ing pel­let guns, were pro­nounced dead at the scene. Bran­don Jones and Chelsea M. Porter, both 25, were shot Tues­day af­ter they pointed what ap­peared to be hand­guns at of­fi­cers try­ing to serve ar­rest war­rants, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties. A state trooper and three Ce­cil County of­fi­cers who fired their weapons have been placed on leave, as have six of­fi­cers from the Elkton Po­lice Depart­ment, said Mary­land State Po­lice spokesman Greg Ship­ley. Of­fi­cials said re­sults of a state po­lice homi­cide unit in­ves­ti­ga­tion will be pro­vided to the Ce­cil County state’s at­tor­ney’s of­fice for re­view. The Mary­land State Po­lice in­ter­nal af­fairs unit is also con­duct­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, as is stan­dard in such in­ci­dents. No of­fi­cers were hurt dur­ing the con­fronta­tion at the New East­ern Inn in Elkton.

3 Md. Guards­men re­ceived im­proper bonuses

As the De­fense Depart­ment grap­ples with how to han­dle some 10,000 Cal­i­for­nia Na­tional Guards­men who re­ceived im­proper bonus pay­ments, a spokesman for the Mary­land Guard said just three ser­vice mem­bers re­ceived im­proper bonuses and have al­ready paid the money back. The over­pay­ments to­taled $32,000, Col. Charles S. Kohler said Wed­nes­day. An­other Guards­man was un­der­paid

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