EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — Authorities say the man who killed two Maryland sheriff's deputies in a shootout last month had been stalking his estranged family on the Internet and set up a fake social media account to monitor them.
Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said Tuesday that 68-year-old David Brian Evans likely intended to harm his ex-wife, whom he had shot with a rifle in 1996. Evans fatally shot two deputies at a Panera Bread restaurant in Abingdon, Maryland on Feb. 10.
Gahler said records of Evans' Internet searches revealed that he had set up a fake Facebook account to stalk the family, and had repeatedly searched for information about them.