Fugitive wanted for shooting at police in Maryland captured in Hampton

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A Delaware man wanted for allegedly shooting at police in Maryland and other charges, including first and second degree murder, was arrested in Hampton on Tuesday.

Isaiah Peppers, 20, was taken into custody around 1 p.m. by the Maryland State Apprehension Team with the help of local agenices after he was spotted in the 900 block of North King Street, according to Maryland State Police.

Last Friday, Maryland troopers say they attempted to pull over a vehicle on Route 392 in Dorchester County that was speeding. The driver was later identified as Peppers. 

Troopers say Peppers refused to stop and reportedly fired gunshots out of his driver’s side window, hitting the trooper’s SUV multiple times. 

The rear hatch window and a rear passenger window of the SUV the trooper was driving were both shattered from the gunshots, Maryland State Police say. 

Delaware State Police and officers from the Seaford Police Department and Dover Police Department helped Maryland troopers locate the suspect vehicle involved in the shooting incident the next day.

The vehicle, an Oldsmobile Alero, was found abandoned in a back alley in Seaford, according to Maryland State Police. Further investigation identified Peppers as the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. 

Local agencies in Hampton Roads helped Maryland State Police and the Maryland State Apprehension Team find Peppers and take him into custody on Tuesday. 

Peppers was charged with a list of crimes, including attempted first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, use of a firearm in the commission of felony violent crime, eluding uniformed police by failing to stop and more.

Maryland troopers say Peppers is being held in Hampton, where he will be arraigned and then extradited to Maryland for another court appearance. 

Stay on WAVY.com for updates.   

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