The Latest: Sheriff identifies 2 slain deputies

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Posted: Feb 11, 2016 12:18 PM
The Latest: Sheriff identifies 2 slain deputies

ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a gunman fatally shooting two sheriff's deputies and being killed in a shootout (all times local):

12 p.m.

A Maryland sheriff is identifying two deputies slain by a gunman who was killed in a shootout.

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified them at a news conference Thursday as Deputy Patrick Dailey and Senior Deputy Mark Logsdon.

Gahler says Dailey had served in the Marines and was a 30-year veteran of the agency. He is survived by his mother, girlfriend and two sons. He says Logsdon had been on the force for 16 years and served in the Army. He is survived by his wife, three children and parents.

Gahler says both served on the agency's honor guard and were proud to wear the uniform. He calls the loss "absolutely devastating."

Gahler says David Evans, who had warrants for his arrest, fatally shot Dailey in a restaurant Wednesday and killed Logsdon in shootout nearby before he was killed himself.

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9 a.m.

The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff's deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police.

Jeremy Evans told WBAL-TV he believes his father, 68-year-old David Brian Evans, thought he'd spend the rest of his life behind bars and decided to get away.

Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler says David Evans, who had warrants for his arrest, fatally shot a deputy in a restaurant Wednesday and killed another deputy in shootout nearby before he was killed himself.

Jeremy Evans says his mother alerted authorities and left the restaurant where the first shooting occurred before a deputy arrived. He said David Evans shot his mother 20 years ago and she believed he was there to hurt her Wednesday.