Update: Driver Dies In Crash After Refusing To Stop For Police


The following update was released Monday:

The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of Attorney General has released the names of the decedent and the officers involved in a fatal vehicle crash that occurred on October 21, 2021, in Salisbury.

The decedent has been identified as Jamaal Parish Mitchell, a 35-year-old African-American man. Mr. Mitchell resided in Salisbury.

There were two officers involved in the incident. Private First Class Christopher Denny has been employed by the Salisbury Police Department for seven years and is currently assigned to Road Patrol and K-9 Services.  Deputy David Munir has been employed with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office for two years and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division.

Original story:

A man is dead following a crash in Wicomico County that followed an attempted traffic stop and police pursuit.

According to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, a Salisbury Police officer saw a car at Delaware Avenue and West Salisbury Parkway without its lights on and reportedly swerving Thursday night. The driver did not stop for police, and struck a Wicomico County Sheriff’s cruiser on Queen Avenue. A second vehicle was also hit at Queen Avenue and Duchess Avenue, where the driver went out of control, struck a parked vehicle and crashed into a tree.

The driver, a man whose name has not yet been released, died at the scene.

The AG’s Independent Investigations Division is investigating the incident with assistance from Maryland State Police, Salisbury Police and the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Department.