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PITTSVILLE, Md. – A Maryland sheriff’s deputy has died after he was shot in the line of duty, authorities announced early Monday.

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Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard, 41, was struck by gunfire Sunday night in Pittsville while trying to arrest “a fugitive who was wanted on multiple felony warrants,” the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post shortly before 5 a.m. EDT Monday. The incident occurred at the Talbot Apartments on Gumboro Road, WJZ-TV reported.

“Deputy Hilliard spotted the suspect coming out of an apartment complex and a foot pursuit ensued,” the Facebook post read. “Deputy Hilliard was fatally shot while attempting to apprehend the suspect. After an extensive manhunt by dozens of law enforcement officers from throughout the region, the suspect was captured and is awaiting arraignment. There is no further threat by this man to our communities.”

Hilliard, who had worked in law enforcement for 16 years, was a husband and father of three, according to the post.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to Glenn’s family during this difficult time,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote. “As an organization, we are heartbroken over this senseless and tragic murder. This loss exacts an enormous emotional toll on the Sheriff’s Office family, but we will do what is necessary and proper to honor Glenn and support those who knew and loved him.”

No further information about the suspect was immediately available.