SOUTH CAROLINA HOMICIDE SUSPECT INJURES SELF DURING CAPTURE

Due to severity of the incident I-95, was shut down for approximately three hours

(ABERDEEN, MD) – A man suspected in a homicide in South Carolina injured himself after a brief pursuit this morning on I-95 in Harford County.

The suspect is identified as Darryl Flowers, 35, of the unit block of Elmwood Place in Goose Creek, South Carolina. Flowers has outstanding warrants for murder and assault with intent to cause serious harm with a weapon through Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. Flowers attempted to flee troopers while he was operating a green Ford Explorer with South Carolina registration. The vehicle was listed as stolen by the Charlestown County Sheriff’s Office. Due to Flowers’ self inflicted injuries, he was transported by Harford County emergency medical personnel to Bayview Medical Center for treatment.

Preliminary information reveals just before 9:00 a.m. this morning, a trooper from the John F. Kennedy Highway Barrack working routine patrol observed a green Ford traveling northbound on I-95 prior to MD 543. A check of the South Carolina registration plate indicated the vehicle was reported stolen and may have been involved in a homicide. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, but Flowers refused.

Troopers were able to safely deploy tire deflating devices on the left shoulder. Flowers stopped a short distance later. As troopers approached his vehicle, they observed Flowers cut his throat and wrist with a box cutter.

Troopers immediately rendered assistance until emergency medical personnel from Harford County arrived on the scene. Flowers was transported to Bayview Medical Center where he remains under guard.

Members of the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division responded to the scene and will be assuming the investigation. Crime Scene Technicians from the Maryland State Police Crime Lab responded to process the scene.

Due to severity of the incident I-95, was shut down for approximately three hours. Members of the Maryland Transportation Authority assisted with road closures and detours.

 

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