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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Troopers Investigating Apparent Attempted Murder-Suicide In Wicomico Co.


(WILLARDS, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating an apparent attempted murder and suicide that left one man dead and one wounded tonight in Wicomico County

The victim of the attempted murder is an adult male. He is currently being treated for apparent gunshot wounds at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition

The suspect is an adult male. He was found deceased with an apparent gunshot wound. A handgun was found in his possession

Shortly after 7:00 p.m. today, Maryland State Police at the Salisbury Barrack responded to a call for a shooting reported at a residence in the 36000-block of Sheppards Crossing Rd., in Willards, Md. Responding troopers found the male victim at the residence, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

As troopers were responding to the home, another call was received about a vehicle submerged in water a short distance away in the 34000-block of Tingle Road. Wicomico County deputies responded to the scene and directed a tow truck to pull the vehicle from the water.

Inside the vehicle, troopers found the body of a deceased man, who had sustained an apparent gunshot wound. A handgun was found with the body.

Maryland State Police investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division are conducting an ongoing investigation. The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect, for unknown reasons, drove to the victim’s home and began knocking on his door, demanding the keys to his vehicle. The victim was shot while he spoke with the suspect at his front door

The preliminary investigation indicates the suspect then stole the victim’s vehicle and drove from the residence. He then traveled to where the vehicle was found submerged

Details remain few at this time. A motive is unknown and investigators do not know if the victim and suspect knew each other.

Investigators believe the situation is contained to this attempted murder and suicide. The investigation is continuing.

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