UPDATE: No Charges to be Filed in Shooting that Killed 29-Year-Old Lexington Park Man

June 13, 2018

Britain Jeremy Gill, age 29

UPDATE 6/13/2018: A St. Mary’s grand jury found that there wasn’t any probable cause to indict the homeowner/shooter for any sort of homicide in the case.

St. Mary’s State’s Attorney Richard Fritz said, his office will take no further unilateral action on the matter.

UPDATE 4/19/2018 @ 5:20 p.m.: Evidence indicates the victim, Britain Jeremy Gill, age 29, of Lexington Park, and the suspect, who at this time is not identified, had a confrontation. During the confrontation, the victim sustained a gunshot wound from a shotgun; the victim later succumbed to his injuries at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Scott Ruest at (301) 475-4200 extension * 2297, or by email at Scott.Ruest@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

UPDATE 4/18/2018 @ 10:00 p.m.: On April 18, 2018, at approximately 5:45 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21000 block of Liberty Street, in Lexington Park, for the report of a subject shot.

A male victim was located, and transported to a local hospital; the victim has since succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation has been continued by detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division.

UPDATE: The shooting victim was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital after CPR was started and their condition quickly deteriorated.

4/18/2018: On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at approximately 5:45 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to Liberty Street in Lexington Park for the report of a shooting.

Upon arrival first responders located a male with a shotgun wound to his upper body.

The victim was transported by ambulance to a landing zone to be flown to an area trauma center by a Maryland State Police helicopter.

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have assumed the case and additional details will be released as they become available.



95 Responses to UPDATE: No Charges to be Filed in Shooting that Killed 29-Year-Old Lexington Park Man

  1. Shawn on April 18, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    As long as guns will be available for sale, gun violence will not end.

    • Hahaaha on April 18, 2018 at 10:34 pm

      Not the guns fault he broke in someone’s house I’d shoot a mf to get a job just like the rest of us out here

      • Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 1:34 pm

        Where did it say anything about the victim breaking into anyone’s house??

        • Anonymous on April 20, 2018 at 10:33 pm

          Obviously they know them you idiot..

          • Anonymous on June 15, 2018 at 2:58 pm

            WTF are you trying to say. use English

    • Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 7:21 am

      I guess when someone breaks into Shawn’s house he will just thrown one of his kids at the burglar and scream “don’t hurt me”. If it is true that a worthless POS was breaking into this gun owners house he, and his family, have no one to blame but him. I don’t care what state you live in a person should have every right to protect his home and family. Even if you get rid of every legal gun in the country there will always be criminals with illegal and ghost guns. Don’t take away my right to protect my family just because you don’t care enough to protect yours.

      • Henrey on April 23, 2018 at 5:21 pm

        Socrates has spoken.

    • Rufus on April 19, 2018 at 10:01 am

      You are a Idiot

      • Me on April 20, 2018 at 7:32 pm

        An. If you want to insult people you should at luau be grammatically correct.

        • What He Say on April 23, 2018 at 6:48 am

          YEAH! “at luau”!

        • Do what now? on April 23, 2018 at 11:24 am

          I do enjoy a good luau, not connected it to this though?

      • Bill on April 20, 2018 at 8:09 pm

        an idiot

    • The Facts on April 19, 2018 at 11:02 am

      The U.S. is third throughout the world in gun violence. if you remove the following: 1) Chicago 2) Detroit 3) DC 4) St. Louis and 5) New Orleans, the U.S. is 189th out of 193 throughout the world. In addition, all of the five mentioned cities above have very strict gun laws.

    • Anonymous on April 20, 2018 at 7:08 am

      I guess you’ll would put this defense out for your relative. I guess that’s why the shooter had been looking for a shotgun to purchase several days before the murder. Premeditated murder

      • Anonymous on April 20, 2018 at 10:37 pm

        Premeditated? When someone breaks in YOUR house? Dang why is there so many idiots on here??? Good Lord.

        • Anonymous on April 21, 2018 at 7:52 am

          Anonymous likes to have conversations with himself/herself.

      • Stay Anonymous on April 23, 2018 at 6:50 am

        Hard to respect someone that writes “you’ll would”.

    • Anonymous on April 20, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      Criminals will ALWAYS have guns even if they banned them, are you seriously THAT dumb Shawn? Man you got some issues.

    • really on June 15, 2018 at 10:50 am

      You have no idea what you are talking about

  2. Tayquan Williams on April 18, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    LP City yo! Represent! Ain’t no half steppn up in here.

    • Anonymous on April 20, 2018 at 9:07 am

      Someone didn’t like their prices of the drugs.

  3. Shawn on April 18, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    How about that. Another fatal gun incident.

    • Pretty Fly For a White Guy on April 18, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      That’s what happens when you open a door that’s not yours.

      • Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 8:44 am

        Learn the facts and stop spreading these damned lies.

        • really on June 15, 2018 at 10:55 am

          Pretty Fly must work at CNN or MSNBC

    • Madona on April 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

      Shawn logic: If guns are outlawed, the murder/violence problem will be solved. However, if we outlaw abortion, individuals will only resort to getting the procedure illegally.

  4. Stacy on April 18, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Guns are not the problem it’s stupid a@@ people with guns, sorry proud owner of a gun.

  5. Anonymous on April 18, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Not sure what’s what yet, but another report states that the “victim” in this broke into the house and the home owner was armed! If this is true; he got what he deserved!
    SMNEWSNET: That is not true, we will provide an update later.

    • Anonymous on April 21, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      So what’s the truth?

  6. Anonymous on April 18, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    The guy broke in someone’s house I believe this is the one if so don’t blame the gun get a job stop robbing houses that gun may have saved a life

    • Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      According to deputies at the scene, that was found to be false. Both parties knew each other, and there was no breaking & entering

      • Perry Mason on April 21, 2018 at 2:33 pm

        Therefore, as long as I know you I’m free to break into your house at any time.

  7. Anonymous on April 18, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Ide smack all y’all speaking down on my ppls straight up, u don’t even got the real scoop so shut up

    • Giggity on April 20, 2018 at 8:41 am

      It took you one word to prove you are an idiot. Impressive.

    • Grammar Police on April 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      What language is that?

    • Anonymous on April 21, 2018 at 3:01 am

      You wouldnt do a damn thing and you know it. Sit down and stfu.

  8. David on April 19, 2018 at 5:42 am

    he didn’t break into anyone’s house he was helping someone move and was let in the house when a ahole shot him for no reason. he had already taken 3 loads and was on the last load when the thug came out and said I don’t want you in my house and shot him.

    • Duh on April 22, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Because homey came at him. Self defense, open and shut.

  9. Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Home invasion. Resident shot the intruder. Very reliable source

    • John on April 20, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      is your source Donald Trump

      • Kelly on April 21, 2018 at 9:10 am

        Typical, i.e.: Blame Trump. You pinkos need to get a new line. I know, how about “it was that thing in the mirror”. That would pretty much cover most of these situations. You’re welcome.

      • Buck on April 21, 2018 at 4:38 pm

        Nah, crying Chuck Schumer.

    • Anonymous on April 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Your source is a piece of sh×t. Read article you idiot.

  10. anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 7:19 am

    the truth will come out he didn’t break in this house so speak the truth

    • Lawman on June 14, 2018 at 7:20 am

      Truth came out! He broke in, no charges filed. This must have been obvious as this is Maryland. Must suck being so stupid your whole life.

  11. anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 7:21 am

    the truth will come out he didn’t break in this house

    • Over and Over on April 23, 2018 at 6:54 am

      Come on – post it one more time!

  12. Shania Twain on April 19, 2018 at 7:24 am

    It has been confirmed that the guy did NOT break into anybody’s house. That was a false report. This is very sad.

  13. Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 8:21 am

    He didn’t break in the house.. plz know your information if your going to comment on something.

  14. Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Man this guy was family to a lot of my buddies. I advise yall to just let that man rest because yall accusations could get someone hurt… Rest easy gill

    • Anonymous on April 24, 2018 at 3:25 pm

      LOL yeah sure…theyll end up like youre punk friend.

  15. Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 8:45 am

    He did not break into anybody’s house! He was helping someone move – know the facts before spreading your venom.

    • Ms. T. on April 20, 2018 at 11:08 am

      PLEASE EVERYONE…THE VICTIM OF THIS HORRIBLE VIOLENCE DID NOT REPEAT NOT BREAK INTO ANYONE’S HOME. I HAVE KNOWN THIS YOUNG MAN SINCE HE WAS 9 YEARS OLD AND LOVE HIM LIKE A SON TO ME! SO PLEASE STOP SPREADING VICIOUS RUMORS BECAUSE YOU ARE HURTING HIS FAMILY AND HIS SMALL DAUGHTER. HE WAS A KIND, AND RESPECTFUL PERSON WHO BROUGHT JOY TO ALL OF US WHO KNEW HIM WELL. WE WILL DEEPLY MISS HIM AND PRAY FOR HIS MOTHER AND FAMILY AS THEY COPE WITH THIS TRAGEDY. MAY YOU REST ETERNALLY IN PEACE IN THE FATHER’S ARMS..BRITAIN. YOU ARE LOVED AND WILL BE FOREVER MISSED! LOVE, BRIAN’S MOM

      • Anonymous on April 21, 2018 at 11:07 am

        Turn off CAPS you moron

  16. Amy on April 19, 2018 at 9:06 am

    That’s fine and dandy but you fail to realize that criminals will always have guns no matter if they are accessible or not….that leaves the rest of us vulnerable with no way to defend ourselves

    • Step Up on April 23, 2018 at 7:00 am

      How do they get guns that are not “accessible”?

      Get yourself a gun legally and learn about safety, shooting it, and its care/maintenance.
      Then you are “equalized” – so far as weaponry.
      But you also need to know the laws for your area.

  17. D.O on April 19, 2018 at 10:48 am

    he did not break in he was shot because the guy didn’t like him they knocked on the door and were let in by his girlfriend to get there belongings

    • Really? on April 23, 2018 at 7:04 am

      There? You mean “their”?

      What education level did you complete?

  18. Mary Stephenson on April 19, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I live in this complex so I wish I could find out what happened. If someone broke into someone else’s home I would like to know that. I have never had so much trouble getting information. Doesn’t the public have the right to know if we are potentially in danger? Coming from Colorado Springs with several news sources, the lack of information is unnerving.

    • The Hunter on April 23, 2018 at 7:02 am

      Hey! Did you know Joe Kenda?

  19. Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    I’m reading some of you all comments and I want to know we’re you all there. If so thank you for the info, if not let the detectives do there job and stop this “he say she say”. The family of that young man may even know what happen to lead up to him getting killed.

    • Ebonics...or Just Illiterate? on April 23, 2018 at 7:07 am

      You REALLY should get your GED.

      It is not even clear what you are trying to say with that gibberish you wrote.

  20. Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Do you people read before you post!! SMNEWSNET stated that that was not true about the victim breaking into someones home and they will update later! Just because you hear stuff doesn’t mean it’s true!

    • Anonymous on April 20, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      And you believe what SMNEWSNET prints! Go ahead SMNEWSNET. edit my comment..

  21. Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Some of you guys are saying he Broke in someone’s home… Were you all there if so thanks for the info, if not mind your business and let the detectives do their job! Like family of the victim may not know what lead up to him getting killed and you all are giving all the TEA unofficially. That how FALSE NEWS get started. Now I by no means was I there but I myself have been through what this family is going through and all the lies that came up in the news and from the commenters was disheartening. Just say……,

    • Ebonics...or Just Illiterate? on April 23, 2018 at 7:10 am

      Try to find someone educated to 7th grade to write your comments.
      That way – people will understand what you are saying.

  22. Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    G didnt break into the house he was trying to help one of his friends move

  23. Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    The “victim” didn’t illegally invade the residence. He immigrated into the residence undocumented. All he wanted was his rights to free stuff and the homeowner to support him.

    • Giggity on April 20, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Ha, best comment all day…

  24. anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Good thing the Police radios are Encrypted, guess nobody could “See something if they saw something,” because they had no idea if it was linked to any possible “Description” given over the Non-Encrypted Air Waves. St. Marys County Sheriff’s Office could feed their Dispatch Audio to Broadcastify.com with a Delay of 2,3,5 or even 30 minutes, so locals could at least hear what’s happening in the County closer to real-time instead of waiting Hours and Days for Press Releases.

    • Anonymous on April 22, 2018 at 8:27 pm

      Still butt hurt about the radios huh sport? Now you can’t grab your moon pie and soda in your rice rocket and go gawk at accidents and arrests. Stay at home and mind your own business, slick.

  25. Lucus on April 19, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    The most updated story has said the guy was in a altercation with someone and got shot in the chest. I don’t think they’re qny longer claiming ut was a breaking and entering is what led to the shooting.

    • Anonymous on April 20, 2018 at 7:23 am

      Trying to save a cold blooded killer isn’t going to work. Wasn’t the shooter looking to purchase that shotgun all that week. Sound planned to me

      • Caitlin on April 20, 2018 at 6:58 pm

        Took the words right out of my mouth.

  26. Tanya knot on April 20, 2018 at 10:02 am

    What about Tony Greene the one that shot him

  27. April on April 20, 2018 at 11:13 am

    RIP BRITTAN YOU WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY MY HEART BREAK’S FOR LONDON AN ALL OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS….

    • Not a dope on April 20, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      My heart breaks for the state of the education system these days…

  28. sillysue on April 20, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Here is my theory, the victim was helping the female occupant of the house leave a abusive male. That is what got him shot.

    • yup on April 22, 2018 at 11:26 am

      bingo

  29. Stephy on April 20, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Remember the case with Michael Moore shooting cars at the same location back in 2016

    • Chuck Darwin on April 21, 2018 at 8:31 am

      Natural selection. Just let it work. The crime rate will drop and society will flourish again. Please don’t hinder progress.

    • Do what now? on April 23, 2018 at 11:28 am

      The fat liberal idiot that makes movies?

  30. Gimmeabreak on April 21, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Why haven’t they released the name of the shooter?!!

  31. Gimmeabreak on April 21, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Why haven’t they named the shooter?!! Was anyone arrested? Are they locked up or loose?

    • Chad on April 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      Michael Vincent Moore

  32. John Righ on April 21, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    The street committee said it was about female. But don’t start me lying. I know one thing something to eat clean about the young man breaking in. Detectives do your job.

  33. Who cares on April 22, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Guess he would shop for a gun if the “victim”was becoming a ongoing threat to him. Great way to change the pic as well. Make him look all sweet. Dude was a thug and dealer. Live by the sword die by it.

  34. Anonymous on April 23, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    what ever his name is don’t he have a felony charge alrigtht he has no business with a gun the one that shot him check his record in the city

  35. Tom Conti on April 24, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Hi,

    If you needed to describe you and your business in a nutshell and you were limited to use only five single words, what would you say?
    You would be suprised how such a seamingly simple question can quickly turn into a brainstorm. It is not all about the amount of content, what is the core of your story?

    Looking forward to your reply,

    Tom Conti

    • Anonymous on April 26, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      YOU TROLL

  36. Anonymous on June 13, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Why was it justified? Was the “victim” the aggressor?

    • Anonymous on June 13, 2018 at 8:27 pm

      Break in my house he don’t have the aggressor

  37. Keytasha on June 13, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Trump’s America

    • Buster Hyman on June 14, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      Hate to break this to you, but black people started murdering each other loooooong before Trump was elected. Though I do enjoy the low IQ people chiming in with “Trump’s America” for things that have been around for far longer than him. Shows how pathetic you are

  38. Anonymous on June 13, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Vague explanation to a violent story. Many questions could be asked but probably never will be answered here.

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