Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says a man has been killed in a shooting in Salisbury.
The shooting of the suspect took place overnight on Dennis Street between East Road and West Road.
WBOC reports that the deputy suffered a broken bone during the shooting and was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
He has been released.
The television station reports that Lewis told them that his deputy would have been executed if he had not fired on the suspect.
The man has not been identified.
And, the Maryland State Police are carrying out the investigation.