Shootout at Maryland Panera restaurant leaves 2 deputies dead

Panera Bread restaurant Abingdon
Panera Bread restaurant Abingdon (Screen capture WBAL)

A shootout inside a crowded restaurant at a busy shopping center near Baltimore, Maryland has resulted in the death of two Harford County sheriff’s deputies.


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The gunman, identified as 67-year-old David Evans is also dead, according to WBAL TV.

The incident occurred inside the Panera Bread restaurant near Emmorton Road in Abingdon, at lunchtime Wednesday. The restaurant is about 20 miles northeast of Baltimore.

According to authorities, the gunman shot one of the deputies in the head. A second deputy was wounded during the shootout.

Both deputies have died from their wounds.

No bystanders were hurt.