Police Investigating Death of Preteen in North Beach

February 13, 2019

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Bedford Drive, in North Beach for the report of a shooting.

On arrival, deputies found a subject suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was reported to be 11 or 12-years-old.

Detectives responded and assumed the investigation.

The preliminary investigation indicates the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.


101 Responses to Police Investigating Death of Preteen in North Beach

  1. Anonymous on February 13, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    So VERY sad… So young… Can’t imagine what could be so WRONG in your young life to be able to do such a thing to yourself and your family…

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 8:40 am

      Before you say that what this CHILD did was selfish, think again. Suicidal thoughts aren’t an option, suicide isn’t selfish. Do you know how much pain and suffering someone in a suicidal state experiences? Unfortunately our school systems don’t advocate for mental illness awareness at a young age and because of that suicide prevention isn’t dawned upon. Children can be depressed, suffer from anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. It’s heartbreaking, but obviously this young boy felt enough pain and sadness that all he could see for himself was death. I pray for his family, and for him that he has a peace of mind now, if only he knew how much better life will get. To anyone thinking suicide is the right choice for you, get help, see a therapist, tell someone you trust, be honest.

      • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 10:14 am

        he was my best friend

        • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 11:52 am

          I am so sorry

        • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

          Take pride in knowing that you were his friend. I am sure you brought joy to his life just by being his friend. I am so sorry for the painful loss you are dealing with.

        • Robin Walker on February 14, 2019 at 1:11 pm

          so sorry for your loss

        • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 1:21 pm

          Sorry for your loss. Find someone to talk to. Be with other friends. Don’t be alone now.

        • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 1:33 pm

          I am so sorry for your loss. Stay strong…look to family, friends, school counselor for support. This is very devastating loss. Prayers to you and all of his family and friends.

        • Concerned on February 14, 2019 at 2:23 pm

          I am so sorry.

        • Paola on February 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm

          I’m so sorry for your loss. Please speak to an adult and tell them how you feel. No one deserves to have gone through anything so hard that they feel the only option is suicide. There is ALWAYS someone there to listen. NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255

        • Cathy on February 14, 2019 at 3:41 pm

          Please talk to your parents, your pastor, someone you trusty.

        • Patrick on February 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm

          Mine too

        • Susie Silva on February 14, 2019 at 5:51 pm

          I’m so sorry. Many prayers for you, hand all his family and friends.

        • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 8:04 pm

          I loved him

        • Jessica on February 14, 2019 at 8:48 pm

          I’m so sorry for your loss! Your best friend was suffering a lot, as it seems. That doesn’t make it easier to cope with, but I hope you gain understanding and closure. My heart goes out to you

        • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 10:12 pm

          I’m so.sorry

      • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 3:49 pm

        Amen. We are paying for his family and all who knew him.

        • Kayleigh on February 15, 2019 at 5:49 pm

          Thank your for praying for him. This is his big sister.

          • Anonymous on February 18, 2019 at 11:19 pm

            Kayleigh is there a gofundme? Can you please post it here. Thank you. Sorry for your loss

            Karebear

      • Alison on February 14, 2019 at 7:02 pm

        This comment goes out to anyone who is out there feeling depressed and have suicidal thoughts you should talk to an adult. We never know when that moment when depression takes over us. Vincent was my best friend we been friends since 5th grade I while never forget him. He has a point many people suffer this tragic, I know how he felt when he got bullied but not that enough to end my life. May we keep him in our hearts with love for when he was with us when never gave that single and love nor care.

        • Anonymous on February 15, 2019 at 5:35 am

          Sorry for your loss. I hope you report who was bullying him. So hopefully someone puts a stop to it. The person probably does it too a lot of other people. This is so tragic.

      • Michele on February 14, 2019 at 8:27 pm

        Thank you!! Suicide is not a choice! A person going through that thought process is not able to see beyond what they feeling. They are not selfish, they are in pain and it usually is internal pain. How can anyone call them selfish? My daughter who is 12 tried to stick up for a girl in her school being bullied and the teacher told her to keep her two sense to herself. Bullying is a huge problem and not enough is being done about it!! I don’t understand why more isn’t being done to help these kids!!! It should be mandatory that someone does mental health check ins with these kids. It is hard to reach out and get help. Most of the time these people feel alone as if nobody cares so why would they seek out help. We as a society need to learn how to help these kids and adults. It is not the kids fault, he was probably depressed and that is not something you can control. I am so sad for this boy and his family and for anyone out there that feels this world would be better off without them because it is not. I wish there was more love than hate.

        • Lil Red on February 15, 2019 at 3:28 pm

          Students have a legal right to go to school daily and not be bullied. There are bullying forms available on the school system’s website. The forms are required to be reported to the State. Add in all the details you can; give names; give witness names. Fill out forms over and over until it stops. Typically, when the bullies or witnesses are called to the office, they confess, apologize, are sorry, etc. It’s a much different reaction once they are called out and their parents contacted. It may not stop with the first form, but as they pile up, school administration will do more. After 3+ forms filled out for one of mine (9+ instances reported 3 on a form), admin changed classes to get him away from his bullier after parental intervention didn’t work. My son learned self-advocacy the hard way. The other got through middle school, but now has depression and lack of self-esteem and self-confidence. When I complained to principal, he asked why my kids were being bullied. I told him middle school is filled with a bunch of alpha males, all trying to make themselves feel better by the cutting remarks and things they do to others. He told me that because bullying wasn’t done repeatedly by one person (but by many people), it wasn’t “technically” bullying. It was to my son(s) and its effects linger on. I am so sorry and my heart breaks — I feel this very personally — schools, students, parents need to step up and stop acting like the effects will pass. They don’t — only for the bullies who have NO Legal right to interfere with your ability to get an education. Please report it every time.

        • Anonymous on February 15, 2019 at 10:34 pm

          AMEN <3

      • Anonymous on February 15, 2019 at 6:16 am

        I totally agree with you.

  2. Anonymous on February 13, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Prayers to the family.

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      amen

  3. Anonymous on February 13, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Kids now days are ruthless, and grow up to be trolls cause no one tells em it’s wrong that may be what is so “wrong” I started being depressed at that age aswell

    • Anonymous on February 13, 2019 at 10:18 pm

      The worst part is he was being bullied

      • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

        He was?? I didn’t know that.

  4. Anonymous on February 13, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    I can’t believe that he did this..I went to school with the boy who people beleive was the victim.

  5. Samantha Hampshire on February 13, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    He went to my friend’s school, Windy Hill Middle.

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 5:38 pm

      he goes to my school

  6. Anonymous on February 13, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    I was friends with him

  7. Vinnny on February 13, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Bruh he was in my class how sad rip

  8. robin on February 13, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    my prayers to the family and friends.

  9. Anonymous on February 13, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    That’s so heartbreaking.I went to school with him.He was in my math and social studies class. He was so kind and special.

  10. Isabel Argueta on February 13, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    I knew him, 8 hours ago, i was walking home from the bus woth him. I candt believe he’s gone.

  11. Ron Cooper on February 14, 2019 at 6:36 am

    We must be willing to engage in people’s lives such that they know we care from the heart. When people know we care and trust is developed, we will be willing to share. We are mentoring high school students in Calvert County.

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 10:37 pm

      Hi
      I totally agree with that statement!! Schools need to do more with finding out if kid is depressed, angry,frustrated extremely!! Need to educate parents , educators, public eat recognize when young person,teen experiencing problems!! Why wasn’t the gun locked up????

  12. anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 6:47 am

    was this a windy hill student?….regardless, how sad.

    • Anon on February 14, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      WRONG! He went to Northern Middle.

      • anonymous on February 15, 2019 at 3:53 pm

        Both school so not wrong!!

      • Kayleigh on February 15, 2019 at 5:51 pm

        WRONG. He went to both. He switched halfway through the year. This is his big sister

        • Anonymous on February 18, 2019 at 10:16 am

          He switched schools hoping to gets some relief from the bullying but the school administration absolutely sucks and wouldn’t do crap about it at either school, and yes it was known and brought to BOTH schools attention!!

  13. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 7:43 am

    he was my childhood best friend, he was like family to me. I grew up always at his house, may he rest in peace

  14. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 8:14 am

    R family has been through ur hell, my prayers r with ur family

  15. Sheri Colbert on February 14, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Young people, please try to remember that these horrible years of growing up are temporary and very short when compared to an average lifetime. Ask Jesus to help you when times are hard, and He will! Keep going as in just a few more years you will be adults and most likely will never
    adults and will never have to see insecure, tormemting, bullying schoolmates again.

    God bless you all, and my deepest sympathy with prayers for the family.

  16. Jennifer on February 14, 2019 at 9:09 am

    PSA: Crisis Intervention Center in Prince Frederick is open and available to anyone struggling with this sad event at this time. If you or someone you know is struggling please call 410-535-1121. 24 hours a day a counselor is always available. CIC takes walk-in appointments as well. Do not suffer alone.

    410-535-1121

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 9:43 am

      Will counselors be going to the school? They should be there for these kids. They’ve lost someone way too young and have to experience something they should never have to go through. Prayers to the family, losing a child is the hardest thing they will ever face.

      • Anonymous on February 17, 2019 at 12:20 pm

        Yes. There were counselors at all 4 schools. 1 elementary, 2 middle, and 1 high school. They were there for students and teachers

      • Community member on February 17, 2019 at 12:23 pm

        Yes. They had counselors at WHES, WHMS, NMS, and NHS. All schools this child attended or his sister attended.

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Are counselors going to the school? I see kids posting on here and they need professionals to talk to about this sort of thing. They need support and help understanding something so terrible. Prayers to the family, friends, teachers and kids…losing a child is the hardest thing they will ever face.

      • anonymous on February 16, 2019 at 11:22 pm

        Counselors can only do so much and it’s after the tragedy. It’s up to students and responsible adults, to be a friend especially to those who are not as popular among their peers. As to bullying, “see something, say something” to a responsible adult. And adults who are aware of the bullying issue, you need to TAKE ACTION/DO SOMETHING. Perhaps it’s the responsible adults that need to be trained in bully remediation.

  17. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 9:15 am

    It’s terrible that this child took his life.
    I feel bad for the family and friends.

    I have to ask, IF he was being bullied as suggested by another person,
    1) Did he report it?
    2) If he did report it, why was nothing done to stop it?

    3) Where did he get the gun?

    • Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 2:16 pm

      These schools in Calvert are something else. My son is in middle school and was bullied the other day and it was his best friend who contacted me to tell me what happened not the school! Not only did his friend tell the teacher but she also reported it to a guidance counselor in the office. I was not contacted and it wasn’t dealt with until I called the school and raised hell. This child was not only bulling my child with words but threw a ball at him 7 times. The school is claiming they are investigating the issue but I haven’t heard anything about it since I complained to the school. This is not the first time this has happen this year with my child.

      • Anon on February 15, 2019 at 10:15 am

        Not Calvert School system fault. It’s the fault of the Federal Government under Obama implementing these rules to “counsel” bullies, trouble-makers, etc….their hands are tied until this law is scraped and it goes back to the days when I grew up…long ago.

        This is a rampant issue across our country.

        I told my kids it takes more courage to stand up and help someone who is bullied.

        You have to fill out one of those stupid forms. Also I would call the police and file an assault and battery charge.

    • What the Heck on February 14, 2019 at 11:05 pm

      4. Mind your own business. jeez

      • Anonymous on February 15, 2019 at 3:57 am

        They are serious questions.
        Was he bullied? Did it get reported? Did anyone try to stop it? Where did he get the damned gun?

    • KNH on February 15, 2019 at 5:54 pm

      1) of course he reported it
      2) the schools didn’t do anything. He even had to transfer
      3) it’s none of your business. No need to be snoopy.
      I loved my little brother with my whole heart and he did what he thought he needed to do, you weren’t the one to find him at peace

      • Anonymous on February 16, 2019 at 11:34 pm

        amen and good luck finding peace yourself

  18. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 9:24 am

    tell you friends to stop bullying people… and this wouldn’t have happened.

  19. Sad on February 14, 2019 at 9:54 am

    We have created a society where we are stunting the mental development of our children’s minds. Its sad. The well intentioned “everybody gets a trophy” crowd that shelters their children from “life”, are creating a society of people that cant cope. I’m not blaming the child for this. I’m blaming a society that is ruining our children. Kids never experience failure anymore. They never experience adversity. When they finally experience anything other than rainbows and unicorns they crash because they havent developed an ability to cope.

    • Anonymous on February 15, 2019 at 9:19 am

      yes

  20. ~J. College on February 14, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Pray for his parents and sister to make it thru this. I couldn’t imagine going thru this.

  21. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 10:18 am

    My best friends brother. Sending prayers ❤

  22. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Calvert County Behavioral Health has counselors at all the schools to provide support to all Calvert students and faculty. Please reach out to speak to a counselor. When school is out call the Hotline 410-535-1121. The Crisis Intervention Center is open until 8:00 pm and the hotline is available 24 hours a day.

  23. Donna Sprague on February 14, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Emmanuel Church in Huntingtown is having a discussion group with professional counselers on 2/17 at
    10:45 am in the high school venue. More info. students@emmanuelchurch.tv

  24. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 11:05 am

    This Is So Sad.This Bullying Crap REALLY NEEDS to STOP!!!!

  25. Michele O'Brien on February 14, 2019 at 11:28 am

    My heart is so heavy. He was to young to know suicide is a permanent solution for a temporary problem. I can only imagine the sadness, and grief of the family. If you know them, be kind and offer a soft place. As a community, we owe them that. And talk to your children about their actions. Make sure they come from a place of kindness.

  26. Jennifer on February 14, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Counselors are available at all the schools today. Community members, students and any others struggling please call 410-535-1121. Counselors available 24 hours a day. We are here to listen and help!!

  27. Anonymous2 on February 14, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    This seriously hurts my heart. I didn’t know the child, but I was in tears reading this story and the comments posted. Whatever the circumstances were, please take a moment to show respect to a parent who lost their child, a sibling lost their best friend and a family who lost someone special.

  28. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    The young boy that passed goes to Northern Middle and they suck with handling bulling. My child got bullied and they did nothing!

  29. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    R.I.P Vincent I wish i could of told u something before u were gone, everyone was talking about everyone is sad and crying bc of u, I wish u were still here u were so young and ik that u were getting bullied at Windy Hill and came to Northern and u had family probs. I wish u were still here, im soo sad rn. Prayers to all his friends and family u will be missed.

  30. Kendal Elliott on February 14, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I knew him in 4th grade how sad he was such a nice kid

  31. Karen on February 14, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    This breaks my heart! Prayers to the family

  32. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    I go to windy hill and they didn’t say anything about it the next day not an assembly or anything. In fact if teachers heard us talking about we would get in trouble. All of us kids drew “v”‘s on our wrists to honor him. May him rest in peace

  33. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Rest in peace we will miss you

  34. Nicolas Roth on February 14, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    He was my best friend for 3 years. He didn’t deserve this. He was loved and will be missed

  35. Ezra Gonzalez on February 14, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    If yall guys know me I use to live across the street from him ,me and him was friends until I moved its heart breaking he was gone way to soon

    • Kimberly on February 15, 2019 at 12:47 am

      I am so sorry to hear this about your friend Ezra. My heart goes out to his familt and close friends. I hope that anyone ever feeling alone can reach out to someone.

  36. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I was his best friend from schoole and in elementary I never thought he would do such a thing I hope his family would get better send prayers to them

  37. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I feel so bad and I hope he went to heaven. everyone please pray for him and if you made him do this you should feel ashamed of yourself

  38. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    He tried reporting the school did nothing just like they do with many other people that are cutting they give them thr hotline card and say itll be better

  39. Nick Blasy on February 14, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    I heard about this on snapchat.. so sad how a young man kills himself.. prayers for everyone ‍♂️

  40. Anonymous on February 14, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    let his soul rest in peace with no disruption.

  41. Jayme on February 14, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Thoughts our near this child, and his family.

  42. cindiy on February 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Yes, the article said the wound was “self inflicted”. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t accidental.

  43. Tom Maddox on February 15, 2019 at 10:11 am

    My son had 4 classes with this boy at Windy Hill until he transferred to Northern middle due to bullying. So to all the cowards that did bully him , you live with his life that he will never see ! I hope to find more names of the cowards at Windy Hill that caused this tragedy! Shame and guilt to all of you that stood by and did not intervene. My son tried at his pocket a few months ago. It’s never one kid that bullies,it’s a group of cowards!

  44. Anonymous on February 15, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Im so sorry, prayers go out to the family

  45. JustMe on February 15, 2019 at 10:57 am

    So, this is the type of comment that is just rude. If you are a parent and responding like this and your kids know it, who do you think they are getting their bullying from. If you don’t agree or like the comment, just ignore it. I am done, I keep hearing parents say they can’t believe how so many of their kids are bullies, but those same parents are ruthless to people behind a keyboard or about politics. Your kids are watching. I read baynet comments and I am disgusted. It starts with you as a parent. Be a good example. Stop talking about people in front of your kids, stop dissecting pretty people that you are jealous of on the television or Internet in front of your kids. Be nice, it is so much easier. And another note, if you are a coach, stop talking about the kids on the team in front of your child….. Be an adult. If the person that wrote the above comments is a child, I apologize to you and hope you make better decisions in the future about what you post and say.

  46. Lissi on February 15, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Our prayers and support should be with the family of this child and the kids that were close to him. The pressure today for teens and pre-teens, is simply too much. Too much information to process, for such young minds. It is not the fault of the parents or anyone else’s. Depression is real and all the kids from both schools should be talking about what happened and how it affects them. If there is an open conversation about what happened that is the only way to heal. Discrediting the school or anyone else does not help the kids.

    So please talk to your children, teens and pre-teens, talk to an adult and lets all pray that this does not happen again.

  47. Theresa on February 15, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    So sorry for everyone’s loss prayers too his family and friends R.I.P

  48. Anonymous on February 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Everyone at my school is talking about this, and even though I don’t know him, I pray for him and his family every night. I hope nobody ever has to go through this. But, I can ask: WHY? Why on Earth did nobody help this desperate child. There is NOTHING wrong with him. I hope everybody realizes how dangerous bullying actually is, and stop doing it. PLEASE!!! I send many prayers to his family, who need help during this time. I just want you to know that every little thing is going to be alright.

    • Karen Horton on February 16, 2019 at 2:06 pm

      To Vincent’s family and friends: Please know that the entire community is grieving with you. Children from other schools are sharing his picture and feeling his loss. God bless you and help you to know that no one could have known what he was about to do. May you find peace.

  49. Anonymous on February 16, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    To his friends and family, my deepest condolences. May God help you understand and give you peace.

  50. Anonymous on February 17, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    My daughter was in second grade with him and also a couple of classes at WHMS. She has nothing negative to say about him but just doesn’t understand why……I explained to her that nobody knows why. We pray for the family, friends and community every night. As I read the comments on several sites, multiple people have kind words, funny stories, comments about his laugh, blue eyes, dimples and overall great personality. I hope he knew how people felt about him (good thoughts) prior to this tragedy, but maybe he didn’t. Please tell people the kind things that you think about them, don’t hold it in. No matter how simple of a compliment you may think it is, those positive thoughts stick, please tell them. We will continue to pray……as a mother I can’t imagine the pain she is feeling. ❤️

  51. Solved that Mystery on February 18, 2019 at 8:12 am

    I used to wonder why the pro left comments semeed like they were written by 12 years olds. Aftr reading this comment section, it is clear why. 80% of the comments are in fact from 12 year olds. Solves that mystery. Thanks everyone for participating

    • Anonymous on February 19, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      Please seek mental help. How sad are you to make a comment such as this.

  52. Anonymous on February 18, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    i would like to say here as this community is grieving that we cannot tolerate bullying! It can cause depression and more sever, what Vincent did. If people did not bully he would very much be with us today. So next time you think of doing something that would hert that person, think of now. Rest In Peace, Vincent you will not be forgotten.

  53. Karen Smith on February 19, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the family and his friends. Nothing I say can heal the wounds and I am sorry for that. As a community, we grieve with you. As a parent that also lost a child suddenly, Cyber hugs and prayers are sent your way.

    What helped me cope with losing my child, counseling and turning my child’s death into lasting memories helped get me through (scholarship, outreach, volunteering, etc.)

    If bullying was a factor, I am so very very sorry. My children were also victims of bullying. Kids can be so mean :( Many parents denied their angel would ever commit such an act. I followed-up and insured these parents knew their kids weren’t those angels they portrayed. Sadly, my son was so tortured at Northern Middle School. Nothing was done despite my repeated pleas for help. The bullying got better when I gave my son my full permission and backing to unleash on the biggest aggressor. It seems this empowered my son to finally be in control! And I notified NMS that I would be back with my lawyer if my son received a suspension for fighting. High School was much better for my kids regarding bullying incidence because the kids were more mature.

    The reason why I mention my kids incidents during this tragic time, NMS has a history of bullies. Calvert County’s BOE consistently turns a blind eye against these incidents as well. Perhaps legal action should be necessary if this is the case. I would definitely be the first GoFundMe donor.

    May you RIP Vincent. Until we meet again……..