Salisbury Barrack

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say troopers shot and killed a man who may have hit or dragged a trooper with his vehicle at the Salisbury barrack.

While the barrack's duty officer checked a repair to a man's vehicle in the parking lot on Tuesday night, he called for assistance.

Police say the duty officer and a second trooper who responded to help both fired their weapons and the duty officer was found on the edge of the parking lot with injuries consistent with being hit or dragged by a vehicle.

On July 1st Lt. Ernest Leatherbury Jr. will leave the Maryland State Police after 28 years on the force.

The 46-year-old Salisbury barrack commander announced his retirement this week but added he was not entirely sure whether he's leaving the field for good.

Leatherbury told the Salisbury Daily Times, “I'm retiring, but I still love law enforcement.”                                

Leatherbury is a Somerset County native and was named commander of the MSP barrack in Westminster in 2006.