NORTH EAST — Maryland State Police are still investigating a shooting after a man allegedly confessed that he shot at an armed man early Saturday morning after a road rage incident and left him wounded in near U.S. Route 40.
MSP did not identify the alleged shooter as of Saturday afternoon because he has not been charged. As of Monday, MSP troopers are still working with the Cecil County State's Attorney Office as the investigation unfolds to determine potential charges.
MSP Det. Sgt. Greg Hahn told the Whig that the suspect, a 33-year-old man from Bear, Del., called police around 3:12 a.m. to report that he shot someone in an alleged road rage incident.
Troopers found a 42-year-old man from North East in the parking lot of the Sunoco gas station at the corner of Route 40 and Route 272. The victim was suffering from suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper chest and torso, Hahn said.
An MSP helicopter flew the victim to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore to be treated for his wounds. He is in stable condition as of Sunday afternoon, Hahn said.
The suspect, who has been identified as a Bear, Del. resident, said he fired shots after someone approached his car with a handgun after the incident, according to police statements. Later the suspect drove to North East High School where he then called police.
"I believe that he wanted to be in a secure location, which is why he left the scene," Hahn told the Whig.
U.S. Route 40 and Route 272 were closed due to the investigation, but opened up shortly before 8 a.m. on Saturday.