Who is Austin Jacob Allen Davidson? Maryland man charged in killing of deputy during fugitive hunt


Glenn Hilliard, a Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputy First Class, was shot and murdered while following a man sought on four arrest warrants.
Authorities announced Monday that the 20-year-old wanted fugitive apprehended in connection with the weekend shooting of a Maryland law enforcement officer attempting to apprehend him has been charged.

Who is Austin Jacob Allen Davidson?

When Austin Jacob Allen Davidson, 20, of Delmar, Maryland, ran into Wicomico County Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard on Sunday night, he was wanted for four outstanding arrest warrants.

According to the Maryland State Police, he is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and the use of a handgun in the commission of a violent felony.

Around 8:30 p.m., Hilliard discovered Davidson at the Talbot Street Apartments in Pittsville. During a brief foot chase, he was shot with a handgun.

Authorities say Davidson then departed the scene. Hilliard was sent to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Following an extensive manhunt, Davidson surrendered to authorities two hours after the shooting.

A guy named Austin Davidson was wanted for questioning in connection with an officer-involved shooting on Gumboro Road in Pittsville the same night, according to a previous sheriff’s office advisory. According to the sheriff’s office, Davidson, who was deemed armed and dangerous, was subsequently apprehended.


Hilliard, a 16-year law enforcement veteran who would have been 42 next week, is survived by his wife and three children. According to the sheriff’s office, he had just returned to patrol after a request.


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