Greenwood Manhunt Reportedly Over, Status Of Suspect Not Officially Released

The manhunt for a man wanted in a Greenwood officer-involved shooting on Tuesday is reportedly over according to several sources in law enforcement.

On Wednesday Delaware State said police officers were involved a shooting incident in Greenwood. The incident occurred when 27-year-old Brian Holben, a known fugitive with multiple outstanding warrants, was located by members of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force and Probation and Parole. Holben was operating a Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot of LoLo’s Mini Market, located at 4937 Hickman Road in Greenwood.

Upon attempting to conduct a traffic stop, Holben reportedly tried to escape using his vehicle to push two State Police vehicles out of the way. During the subsequent interaction, when detectives attempted to apprehend him, Holben allegedly pointed a handgun at a detective and fired. The detectives responded with gunfire, after which Holben fled on foot into a nearby wooded area. He remains at large, and no injuries were reported from the incident.

Holben was wanted on several charges, including Attempted Murder 1st (Felony), Reckless Endangering 1st (Felony) – 2 counts, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony).

The original police operation on Hickman Road (RT. 16) near LoLo’s Mini Market caused the road to be closed overnight between Nine Foot Road and Todd’s Chapel Road. Several homes in the vicinity were also evacuated as a precaution, and Delaware State Police Aviation was called in to assist.

Hickman Road was reopened the following morning, though it was unclear if Holben had been apprehended at the time. A vehicle towed from the scene reportedly had a bullet hole in its window.

FSU later learned that a manhunt was on for Holben. The search for Holben intensified on Thursday, with State Troopers from around Delaware and Maryland authorities joining the effort. The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office reported a possible sighting of Holben in Hickman, Caroline County. The public was advised to exercise extreme caution and contact law enforcement if they saw Holben.

FSU has been told that a joint operation was conducted by the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, Delaware State Police, U.S. Marshals, and SWAT teams, supported by state police aviation from both states on Holly Road in the area of Harrington Road in Greensboro, Maryland on Thursday. We’re told that Holben was found inside a trailer at that location. Police have not officially confirmed those details.

No arrest record for Holben has been filed in Maryland, and authorities have not officially released his status.

This story will be updated when authorities update Holben’s status.

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