Maryland State Police

2 killed in police confrontation outside Elkton motel room

2 killed in police confrontation outside Elkton motel room

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. Police initially said the two were carrying handguns, but later said they were determined to be BB guns.

"The Delaware State Police had contacted Maryland State Police yesterday, requesting assistance in the location of these two fugitives," Shipley told reporters. "And the state apprehension team took that investigation over and tracked them...

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