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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sought in Wicomico County Homicide

Maryland State Police are searching for the suspect or suspects responsible for the murder of a man in Wicomico County last night.

The victim is identified as James Edward Joyce, 31, of Salisbury, Md. He was pronounced dead while in route to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

The second victim is identified as Hilda Barkley, 56, of Salisbury, Md. She sustained at least one gunshot wound and continues to receive medical treatment at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

The preliminary information indicates one or more suspects, were involved. Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and the Salisbury City Police Department are working to obtain additional information.

Just after 9:30 p.m. last night, police officers from the Salisbury City Police Department were flagged down in the area of the 700 block of Baker Street in Salisbury by an individual who was in the neighborhood at the time. He advised police about an apparent shooting of two victims inside a nearby apartment on Baker Street.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was called by the Salisbury City Police Department to lead the investigation. Once investigators arrived, it was apparent the shooting took place inside the apartment. Investigators do not know at this time if the victim was the intended target of the suspect.

State Police investigators worked throughout the night and are actively continuing their investigation today. Additional assistance is being provided by the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division and the Salisbury City Police Department.

Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776. Callers may remain confidential.


Anonymous said...

thank you for the update.

Anonymous said...

well then im sure once msp arrived on the scene spd went back to transporting walmart shoplifters!
Good work guys!
Now how about actually walking a beat and doing some freaking detective work and start making life miserable for the damn gang bangers and dealers around this town you have let become so f'd up on your watch!
Yup way to go babs!

Anonymous said...

You mean babsie's pred pol checks didn't foil the crime? Oh well pizza for everyone!

Anonymous said...

Joe maybe you know the answer to this question. Will S.P.D. carry this homicide on the Unified Crime Report or does it go down as a M.S.P. case. I am shocked Duncan does not let her detectives work these cases. They have a good crew. Mike Lewis was doing same thing. I guess if you went to Syksville you must be a better cop. Why would anyone aspire to go to C.I.D. if the bosses have no confidence in your ability. Over the years I have found you have good cops and some not so good and that goes for MSP as well. Just my two cents.

Anonymous said...

You are wrong. If you went to PIKESVILLE you're a better TROOPER. If you went to SYKESVILLE you were read bed time stories with milk and cookies and tucked in at night by a kinder gentler MSP

Anonymous said...

Don't be misguided by this heading. It happened in the limits of the City of Salisbury. It is a City of Salisbury problem, not a Wiomico County problem. Wait, it is a Wicomico County problem because Jake Day and Jim Liarton will not admit there is a problem. They are still spewing that tired mantra "Crime is down in Salisbury."

Anonymous said...

free pizza now that's funny! thanks babs! is that how you did it in ny?