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Body worn camera footage shows deadly shootout between man and police in Somerset County

Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General
Police
Posted at 11:09 AM, Apr 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-16 15:10:17-04

WESTOVER, Md. — A Salisbury man is dead after shooting at police in Somerset County.

It happened after someone called 911 from a store in Westover, to report someone had pulled a gun on them and demanded money.

About two miles away a deputy located a man named William Robert Brink, who matched the suspect's description.

When the deputy approached Brink, the two exchanged gunfire.

Brink then fled to a nearby field at the intersection of US 13 and Perry Road.

There, he again fired at officers.

Corporal Jason Dykes, of the Maryland State Police, and Sergeant Kevin Goepfert, of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office shot back, killing Brink.

His gun was recovered at the scene.

Both officers involved were reportedly wearing body-worn cameras at the time of the incident.

The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General has since released the body-worn camera footage from the deadly incident.

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To watch the video click here.