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(BALTIMORE) —  Two Maryland police officers died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a shootout with a suspect, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

“It is with great sadness that I tell you that both deputies that were shot earlier today have succumbed to their injuries,” Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler said on Wednesday.

The two sheriff’s deputies were responding to a call at a shopping center in Abingdon, Maryland, when they were fired upon, authorities said. The suspect injured one of the officers and fled the scene. The second deputy followed in pursuit and was also wounded.

Additional deputies onsite exchanged gunfire with the suspect and fatally wounded him, authorities said, noting he was pronounced dead at the scene. At least one of the deputies was airlifted to an area trauma center.

There are no additional suspects or threats to the community, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. The officers’ identities have not been released.

The suspect has been identified by police as 67-year-old David Evans. He had two outstanding warrants–one of which was a Florida criminal warrant for assaulting a police officer. That incident is still under investigation.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan released a statement on the shooting, saying he was “heartbroken.”

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