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Dash-cam video from murder of sheriff's deputies

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Posted at 11:34 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 11:17:01-04

It's been more than two months since the murder of two sheriff's deputies in Harford County.

Now the Sheriff's Department has released a new dash-cam video that reveals more about what happened on that day.

Senior Deputy Pat Dailey and Deputy 1st Class Mark Logsdon were both shot and killed by the suspect back on February 10th.  Other deputies then shot and killed the suspect.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office released the new video in response to a freedom of information request.

They are from dashboard-mounted cameras in the cruisers driven by Harford County deputies on February 10th.

One shows a cruiser pulling away from a station, heading full speed toward the scene of the first shooting -- the Panera Bread restaurant in Abingdon.

That's where the suspect, David Evans, had shot and killed Dep. Dailey, when Dailey approached him to ask what he was doing there.

By this time more deputies arrived, the suspect had run from the restaurant toward a nearby apartment complex where his car was parked.

He made it to the car, where he was then approached by Dep. Logsdon.

The audio from another cruiser's dash-cam captured the response from two more deputies, after Evans shot Logsdon.

During his news conference two weeks ago Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler praised the two deputies -- for getting close enough to Evans' car to make sure no one else was inside, before they opened fire.

“The suspect died with his handgun still in his hand, still with ammunition in the magazine,” Gahler said.

Investigators found four more weapons in the trunk of Evans' car:  a revolver, two rifles -- including one with a make-shift silencer, which police believe Evans used to shoot his ex-wife back in 1998, and also a shotgun -- and more than 2700 rounds of ammunition.

The sheriff said Evans had been stalking his ex-wife and their children.  Investigators believe he had been at that Panera Bread restaurant -- armed with a handgun -- every day for two months before the shooting happened.

“I've said many times since we lost pat and mark that through their loss, lives were saved and I think that's lives that were saved,” Gahler said.

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