To the negative attention heaped on Elkton this week in the aftermath of a fatal police shooting. A coalition of state, county and town police officers attempted to apprehend a Delaware couple wanted in drug and weapon cases in their home state. Unfortunately, their story was bound to end in Cecil County, as they both pointed weapons at officers trying to arrest them, ending in a hail of gunfire that killed both suspects. Investigators have reported that 10 law enforcement officers fired their weapons at the New Eastern Inn on Tuesday, and the suspects only possessed realistic-looking BB guns. Internet critics quickly pointed to the incident as evidence of the county seat’s decline, but we have to rebuff such assertions with the facts of the case, which paint Elkton as a victim of its location. Criminals often change jurisdictions to try to evade police, and with Elkton so close to Delaware and Pennsylvania, it’s bound to see a disproportionate number of criminal incidents involving outof-towners. Hopefully, coming weeks will be quieter.