The caller advised that someone had been shot at this address and requested Law Enforcement and EMS. A Calvert County Sheriff’s Office supervisor was the first person on the scene. The officer found that one person was on the ground next to the driveway of this residence. This person was deceased.
That Calvert Investigative Team comprised of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police and the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office was requested to respond to the scene.
The Investigation revealed that the victim/home owner was in the residence, when he heard several loud bangs on his front door. The victim/home owner retrieved a handgun and went to the front door. The victim opened the door and there were two suspects standing there. One of these persons brandished a weapon (not a gun) and both persons made aggressive movements and statements towards the victim/home owner. The victim/home owner was in fear for his life and subsequently fired at the suspects. One suspect was struck from the shots and succumbed to his wounds. The second suspect fled in a vehicle.
The name of the deceased, vehicle information and the second suspect will be released at a later date, as this is an ongoing investigation. The victim is a retired Police Officer.
Lt. Steve Jones of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office said. “You do not have to retreat if you are threatened. You have the right to defend yourself.”
According to Sheriff Mike Evans “there was no reason to target that house. The information on the vehicle is not being released at this time but if you see a vehicle full of bullet holes, please call the Sheriff’s Office”.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. J. Ewig at 410-535-1600, ext. 2596.
Police are on the scene of a shooting on Harlequin Court, in the area of Route 521, Hunting Creek Road in Huntingtown.
At this time it is believed that the homeowner shot and killed a person that had attempted a home invasion.
The homeowner advised there was there was a second suspect, described as a white male, in a dark colored American passenger car.
More details as soon as they become available.
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