CALVERT COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — A sheriff’s deputy was critically hurt and two other deputies were on administrative leave after an exchange of gunfire that left not only the deputy but the person accused of shooting him injured.

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Offices said deputies conducted a traffic stop around Yellow Bank Road in Dunkirk around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. Deputies said the driver, whom they later identified as Brandon Alexander Turner, 21, sped off from them, heading southbound on Route 4.

Investigators said the driver opened fire as deputies followed him. The gunfire hit a patrol vehicle. Deputies continued following the car roughly nine miles to the Walnut Creek subdivision in Huntingtown. Deputies were able to bring the chase to an end. The people who were in the car ran off. Investigators said Turner fired more rounds and hit Senior Deputy James Flynt.

“The deputy that was injured literally put his life on the line. He did not go to work yesterday knowing his life would be changed forever,” Sheriff-elect Ricky Cox said in a statement. “But, as he has done every day of his career, he suited up knowing it was a possibility. The deputy is out of surgery and we wait for news in regard to his recovery. I will be sure to keep our community updated as we receive additional updates going forward.”

Deputies took the passenger who was in the car into custody right away. They arrested Turner, who had been shot, near the entrance to the neighborhood a short time later. Investigators said Turner was expected to survive.

Some people who live in Huntingtown initially thought the gunfire was fireworks.

“To get texts, phone calls from people [saying] lock your doors shut your shades there’s an active shooter who’s armed in your neighborhood it’s scary. Not just for us, but we’re thinking about all the little kids that go outside and play after dark or people who walk out dark,” said Melinda Gaines who has lived in Huntingtown with her husband for more than 20 years.

“I think it’s just a reality check that things like this exist. You know here in Calvert County these things typically don’t happen, but we know what’s out there in the world and people get desperate and things happen. Of course, we felt safe once we knew he was in custody, but it [was] just a really unfortunate situation all around,” said Melinda.

The sheriff’s office said Turner faced several charges including First-degree and Second-degree Attempted Murder, First-degree Assault, and Second-degree Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer.

Deputy T. Bowen and Deputy A. Aranda who were involved in the incident were put on administrative leave, which is office policy when deputies use their weapons.

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Maryland Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Division (IID) was contacted, which is required by state law. Based on a lack of qualifying factors, the division declined to handle the investigation. The sheriff’s office is, instead.