On Thursday April 20th at about 1400 Hrs Pocomoke City Police attempted to locate, at the New Town apartments, Christopher Wayne Cuono 44 years of age, residing in Pocomoke Md., on active warrants out of Accomack County Virginia. The warrants were for sexual assaults that Mr. Cuono allegedly committed in Virginia.
Pocomoke City Police entered the suspect’s apartment and observed a locked bedroom door. They could see the suspect lying on a back bed with a hand gun on his chest.
The Officers requested the assistance of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police to secure the area and make a safe tactical entry into the apartment in an attempt to take Mr. Cuono into custody.
A search warrant was obtained and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Team entered the apartment and located Mr. Cuono deceased with an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.
The Worcester County Bureau of investigation will be following up on the investigation.