Gregg Presbury the 27 year old Maryland state trooper who was shot four times Monday night during a routine traffic stop died early yesterday morning at University Hospital in Baltimore.
David A. Pfeiffer, 40 of Boroklyn, Md., who was arrested Tuesday after a manhunt following the shooting and charged with assault with intent to murder, was being held at University Hospital's prison unit without bond. Police said he was wounded during a shootout with Presbury.
Presbury, who joined the State Police in September in September, 1976, leaves a wife and child in Baltimore.TA hospital spokeswoman said that Presbury died at 4:05 A.M., after his condition began deteriorating Thursday night.
Presbury was wounded in the head, neck, right side and left shoulder after he made a routine traffic stop on Maryland Route 30 near Glen Burnie.
Police said Presbury radioed in the license number of a 1966 Chevrolet and then requested a back-up unit because he detected something "suspicious."
Two minutes later, a passing motorist saw the trooper lying in a pool of blood and use his police radio to call for help. The motorist gave police a description of a man seen running toward a car.
Police then spent the next day tracking down the car, which they recaptured. Fingerprints inside led to the arrest. (KEY OFF) feiffer, (KEYWORD) who was suffering from gunshot wounds to his leg and groin was reported in fair condition yesterday by a hospital spokeswoman.