Queen Anne’s Deputy Warren Hogan Shot With Shotgun By James Rich

Deputy Warren Hogan was shot by James Rich.

Deputy Warren Hogan was shot during a gunfight with James Rich.

Deputy Warren Hogan Shot By James Rich

Chestertown, MD – Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Deputy First-Class Warren Scott Hogan was shot by a shotgun blast from James Rich, II, 52, early Thursday.

The incident started after police responded to assist a female who had been involved in a domestic disturbance around 9:30 PM on Wednesday night. The unidentified female requested that deputies escort her to the residence in the 200 block of Edmore Road so that she could collect personal belongings and leave the residence.

Just after midnight, Deputy Warren Hogan arrived at the residence with the female. James Rich and the female were involved in a verbal altercation which led to Rich grabbing a shotgun and shooting. Deputy Hogan ran towards the gunfire, and Deputy Hogan was hit by a shotgun blast. The hero deputy returned fire, shooting Rich.

Additional responding officers summoned emergency medical assistance to the scene and Deputy Warren  Hogan was airlifted to the hospital where he underwent surgery and remains in critical condition. Deputy Hogan was wearing body armor, but was struck below his armor.

James Rich was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hogan is a four-year veteran of the agency.

As is normal protocol, the Maryland State Police are leading the investigation at the request of St. Anne’s County Sheriff, Gary Hofmann.

Deputy Warren Hogan was wearing a body camera, but the footage will not be released until the investigation is complete.

Dr. Thomas Scalea, the physician-in-chief at Shock Trauma, said Hogan was awake and talking, but critically injured when he arrived at the hospital.

Sheriff Hofmann was present at the hospital with Hogan’s family and said the sheriff’s office was doing all they could to assist the family and help them through this traumatic event. Hogan is not out of the woods yet according to Dr. Scalea and the next few days will be critical in hopes this officer will recover fully.

Our thoughts and prayers are with this hero and his family.

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