UPDATE 10/24/14: The Criminal Investigations Division has assumed the investigation and is asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Detective Ellis at 301-475-4200 x 9125.
St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of $3,000 for information about this crime that leads to an arrest or indictment.
Callers can call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, (callers can remain anonymous), or text a tip to “TIP239″ plus your message to ‘”CRIMES” (274637)
Official Press Release 9/15/14: On September 12, 2014 at 10:45 PM, Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to a report of gunshots in the area of Manon Way in the Westbury neighborhood. Deputies located an adult female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was subsequently transported to MedStar St. Mary’s hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The initial investigation revealed the victim was walking in the area of Premery Way with friends when they were approached by an unidentified black male suspect. The suspect suddenly fired multiple shots, striking the victim and nearby residences, before fleeing the area.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s with a slender build (no further information).
The Criminal Investigations Division has assumed the investigation and is asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Detective Ellis at 301-475-4200 x 9125. Callers can also remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, or by texting their tips to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).
9/13/14: A female in her early 50’s was shot while standing outside of her residence on Manon Way in Lexington Park on Friday, September 12, 2014 at approximately 10:50 p.m..
The victim was transported by ambulance to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries.
One witness reported seeing a dark van pull up and a shooter firing multiple rounds from a handgun before fleeing from the area.
Another witness described the victim as “the nice lady who is always out walking her dog, she never bothered anyone” he went on to say he was positive he heard 5 shots fired, while other witnesses reported hearing four or five shots.
Officers canvassed the area and recovered evidence from the scene.
Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have assumed the investigation.
No further information is available at this time.