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Frederick Sheriff releases more details on Monday's deadly police involved shooting

Police involved shooting Rt 15 in Emmitsburg
Posted at 2:30 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 14:33:05-04

EMMITSBURG, Md. — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is revealing more details on Monday's deadly police involved shooting.

A wild scene that started around 2:30 pm, when police in Pennsylvania began chasing a stolen truck driven by two fugitives wanted for attempted murder.

Frederick County Deputies got involved once the pursuit crossed the Maryland line along Route 15 at the border of Thurmont and Emmitsburg.

As the chase approached Mount Saint Mary’s University, the suspects fired gunshots at an officer from Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania.

The officer wasn't hit, but their police car became disabled.

Soon after the gunmen crashed near the Route 140 exit and fled.

One suspect, identified as David Robert Leatherman, ran into the Emmet Gardens housing development with police giving chase.

After catching up and struggling to take Leatherman into custody, a Frederick County Deputy and Pennsylvania officer fired their weapon. Leatherman was not struck and taken away.

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The second suspect, Bryan Paul Selmer, was located on Silo Hill Parkway between the Exxon and McDonald's.

Police say they shot and killed Selmer, after he allegedly turned toward them and took a shooting stance. No officers were hurt.

Investigators took eyewitness statements and viewed video surveillance, which they say corroborate their account.

The names of the officers involved are being withheld pending an internal investigation.