UPDATE: Police Release Name of Shooter in Attempted Murder/Suicide on Gallery Place

August 10, 2018

UPDATE 8/10/2018: Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office have identified the suspect in the attempted murder on Gallery Place as Kenneth Everette Barnes, 38, of Waldorf.

On August 9 at 12:30 p.m., Barnes shot the mother of his child multiple times and fled the scene. The victim was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. Officers canvassed the apartment building where the shooting occurred and discovered Barnes in the stairwell; he was deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A gun was recovered beside him.

The victim’s condition has improved and her injuries are not life threatening.

Det. J. Elliott is investigating.

UPDATE: On Thursday, August 9 at approximately 12:30 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to an apartment building in the 3000 block of Gallery Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found a woman in her thirties with multiple gunshot wounds. She was flown to a hospital and is in serious condition. As officers canvassed the building, they discovered an adult male in the stairwell; he was deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A gun was recovered beside him. It is believed he is the man who shot the woman and that they were known to each other.

Detectives are in the process of positively identifying the man.

The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE: The male subject who shot his girlfriend later turned the gun on himself, and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Authorities said the shooting was isolated and was not random.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

9/9/2018: On Thursday, August 9, 2018, at approximately 12:50 p.m., two people were shot at an apartment on  Gallery Place, in Waldorf.

A female victim, who was shot in the stomach and leg told first responders her boyfriend was the shooter.

The victim was transported to a an area trauma center, her condition is unknown at this time.

The sex of the second victim is unknown at this time and their injuries were said to be very serious and life threatening.

We will provide updates as they become available.


19 Responses to UPDATE: Police Release Name of Shooter in Attempted Murder/Suicide on Gallery Place

  1. Ace of spades on August 9, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Just another day in Waldorf

  2. Rick on August 10, 2018 at 5:47 am

    The shooting gallery, that’s what they do there.

  3. Lonewolfmcquade on August 10, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Who cares

  4. Anonymous on August 10, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Again,look at all the traffic citations,assault charge and released on personal recognizance,protective order dismissed against him,what are these judges thinking?The judges are the problem.

    • Ted Nugent on August 13, 2018 at 9:01 am

      Yet every single one of them will be re-elected.

  5. Anonymous on August 10, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    This was a domestic problem…stop complaining about Waldorf…it’s not a bad area at all..typical southern Marylanders that never been no were

    • AliceW on August 11, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Sure every town has fast food chicken places with bullet proof rotating take out windows.

      • Nita on August 11, 2018 at 12:59 pm

        Not in Waldorf, MD

        • Chick on August 13, 2018 at 9:07 pm

          But it’s coming, can’t stop “progress”. Keep voting Democrat.

    • Anonymous on August 12, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      Where is no were? Is that anywhere near nowhere? Typical ignorant uneducated comment from Waldorf, I guess.

      • Charles on August 12, 2018 at 9:49 pm

        I was thinking the same thing

    • Waldorf Histeria on August 13, 2018 at 7:19 am

      Yeah Waldorf is a truly great place!
      Second only to Chicago!

      • Your Mom on August 13, 2018 at 9:34 am

        Let’s not forget all the robbery’s and also Multiple shootings last year in Lexington Park In St Mary’s And The Ridiculous Overdose Death’s In Calvert…Don’t Understand Why You judge Waldorf so badly because Its city is bigger out of the other two county’s…Lived in Waldorf 30 years never been shot robbed or anything and we live in Carrington which is In the middle of everything happening this happened only 5 minutes from my house…it can happen anywhere

        • truthteller on August 14, 2018 at 1:10 pm

          waldorf has 5 times the crime rate than the rest of somd, and we all have watched what it has become the past 20 to 30 years. You living there the past few years wouldn’t have noticed the change AND I am sure you came from living in another ghetto probably worst so I’m sure you’re immune and that’s all you know.

  6. Angel on August 10, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    That’s not what we do here, been here for almost 4 years and this is a first. Stop stereotyping the area, this was domestic and can happen anywhere.

    • truthteller on August 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      BS! there’s been 2 in the past year that just comes to mind. Stop downplaying what a S###hole waldorfs become. Idiot. SMH some people.

      • In the Absence of Otis... on August 15, 2018 at 7:08 am

        BOOM!

    • John on August 15, 2018 at 11:49 pm

      This year alone other than this one:
      1-US Park Police killed his wife then himself as his son tried to top him from doing it
      2-Guy shoots the mother of his kids with a shotgun then turns it on himself with the kids in the house
      3- Kid get shot at a party from some people trying to party crash
      4- Kid gets shot and killed from a drug deal turned robbery at the AMC by the mall

      • Charles Bowling on August 19, 2018 at 6:15 pm

        The purge has started!