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Suspect in Maryland deputy shooting wanted in Maitland for 2015 crime

MAITLAND, Fla. – The man investigators say shot and killed two sheriff's deputies in Maryland, this week, was wanted by Maitland police for a crime they say he committed in 2015.

According to a police report obtained by News 6, David Brian Evans, 68, had an outstanding arrest warrant on charges he eluded police, resisted arrest and was driving a car with a stolen license plate.

Investigators say the incident happened in April of 2015 in a parking lot on Pembrooke Drive in Maitand.

They say an officer saw a car parked near a tree in a dark parking lot at approximately 4 a.m.

Inside, the officer found Evans asleep behind the wheel.

"The male became very nervous and told him he worked in the building, which he did not," said Lt. Louis Grindle with the Maitland Police Department. "He looked to be living in and sleeping out of the vehicle."

According to the police report, when the officer went to run Evans' license plate, he drove away at a high rate of speed, running through a stop sign.

Officers said his license plate came back stolen.

The report shows Evans was chased by police onto Maitland Boulevard, where he took a sharp U-turn and began driving the wrong-way down the street.

Officers say he ran over the concrete median to join the flow of traffic before speeding away.

"Nothing that we can see that he was found in the state of Florida until this last incident yesterday," said Grindle.

Detectives in Harford County, Maryland, say Evans shot and killed a sheriff's deputy at a busy Panera restaurant Wednesday afternoon.

They say he shot another deputy in a shootout soon afterward before he was shot and killed.

Investigators are still searching for a motive.


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