On 06/25/2015 at approximately 6:54 PM, the Federalsburg Police Department, Caroline County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police were dispatched to respond to 317 Brooklyn Avenue Federalsburg, Caroline County, Maryland in reference to a shooting that had just occurred. The 911 center advised responding units that a male subject had been shot. Police arrived on location shortly after the call and it was learned that William Parker (victim) had been shot. EMS was called to the scene at which time the victim was rendered aid and subsequently transported to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Delaware. Detectives responded to the hospital and learned that Parker was listed in stable but critical condition, suffering from a single gunshot wound.
As a result of the investigation it was determined that Jerry Ducles Murat and Tionne Diaz Austin were responsible for the shooting. Arrest warrants were obtained for both subjects charging them with 1st degree attempted murder and all lesser included offenses.
On 06/26/2015 Jerry Murat was located and taken into custody in Dorchester County, Maryland by members of the Maryland State Police Fugitive Apprehension Team. Detectives from the Caroline County Sheriff's Office responded to Dorchester County and took custody of Jerry Murat. Murat was processed and taken to the Commissioner's Office and held on No Bond at the Caroline County Detention Center.
Several hours later Tionne Austin was located in Somerset County, Maryland by the Maryland State Police Fugitive Apprehension Team and he too was arrested without incident. Austin was processed and taken to the Caroline County Commissioner's Office where he was held on No Bond at the Caroline County Detention Center.
The Caroline County Sheriff's Office is looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the shooting. Anyone with any information related to this investigation is asked to contact Det. Bryan Peris of the Caroline County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division 410-479-4123. Your information can be held annonymously.
The Sheriff's Office was assisted in this investigation by the Caroline County Drug Task Force, Maryland State Police Fugitive Apprehension Team, Maryland State Police CED - Somerset County, Maryland State Police Crime Lab and the Caroline County State's Attorney Jonathan Newell.