Crime Solvers Offering Cash Reward for Information Leading to Arrest of Suspect
LA PLATA, Md.—The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double shooting in Waldorf that left one person dead and another person seriously injured. Sheriff Rex Coffey has authorized an increased reward in the case with the hopes that someone will come forward with information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
On October 26 at approximately 6:45 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff's Office responded to a foot path between Hampshire Circle and Westlake High School after hearing gunshots in the area - the officers were working a security detail at Westlake High School for a football game and were in the vicinity when the shots were fired. Officers located a man, age 43, and a woman, age 40, with gunshot wounds. The officers rendered aid to the victims until medical personnel arrived. The woman was transported to Civista Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The man was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. Officers canvassed the neighborhood and went door to door in the immediate area searching for possible witnesses.
A preliminary investigation revealed the couple was walking their dog - which was on a leash - when they passed a male subject. For unknown reasons, the male pulled a gun and fired shots. A motive is not clear and detectives are working on developing more information. The description of the suspect is vague at this point but he is described as a black male with a light complexion, possibly in his teens to early twenties.
The CCSO immediately deployed extra patrols to the neighborhood where officers have remained since the shooting. In addition, a Reverse 911 call was issued to alert residents. Today, officers will be canvassing the neighborhood where they will pass out flyers containing information about the reward and Crime Solvers. The identity of the woman will be released once all next-of-kin has been notified.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Charles County Sheriff's Office at (301) 932-2222. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or Text CHARLES + your tip to CRIMES or visit http://www.ccso.us to submit a web tip.