UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Christmas Eve Homicide in Coltons Point

December 27, 2017

UPDATE 12/27/2017 @ 1:45 p.m. – St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On December 24, 2017, at approximately 4:04 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack, responded to a report of a shooting, in the 38000 block of Dukeharts Creek Road, in Coltons Point, Maryland.

Detectives and Crime Lab Technicians from the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to continue the investigation.

The investigation determined Roger Allen Bruce, age 66, of New Market, VA was visiting relatives at the residence when an argument ensued. Roger Bruce, began discharging a firearm towards the homeowner, Michael Allen Bruce SR, age 45, of Coltons Point, MD. The homeowner returned fire striking Roger Bruce.

Lifesaving efforts were initiated by responding law enforcement and rescue squad personnel which were not successful.

Roger Bruce, succumbed to his injuries at the scene, and was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the assigned investigator Detective Corporal Trevor Teague at (301) 475-4200 extension *8128, or by email at [email protected].

12/24/2017: On Sunday, December 24, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Troopers from the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack responded to Dukeharts Creek Road, in Coltons Point, for the report of a shooting.

According to reports from the scene, an adult male arrived at the residence on Dukeharts Creek Road intoxicated, and began to assault family members. The adult male was shot and killed by his son after the altercation became violent.

CPR was initiated by first responders, and the man was subsequently pronounced dead by emergency medical personnel.

Crime Lab Technicians, and Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are responding to the scene to investigate.

Updates will be provided as they become available.