(PRINCESS ANNE, Md.) — Maryland State Police have identified the victim of an apparent homicide that occurred Sunday afternoon in Somerset County.
The victim has been identified as Arthur Terrell Alford, 31, of Salisbury. Shortly after 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Maryland state troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting in the 11000 block of Freetown Road in Princess Anne. While troopers were en route, emergency medical services units arrived and found the victim, who had sustained obvious trauma, lying on the ground in the residential community.
The victim was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Alford’s body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be conducting the investigation. State Police crime scene technicians processed the scene for evidence throughout the afternoon and evening on Sunday. Officers from the Princess Anne Police Department and deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance.
Anyone who may have been in the area of the 11000 block of Freetown Road at about 3 p.m. Sunday, or who may have other information about this crime, is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack at 443-260-3700. Callers may remain anonymous.