UPDATE: 34-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Man Killed After Shooting at Waldorf Bar/Lounge

October 31, 2020

UPDATE 10/31/2020 @ 3:30 p.m: Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are Investigating a Quadruple Shooting at the Room 301 Lounge in Waldorf.

On October 30, 2020, at approximately 9:00 p.m., officers responded to Room 301 Lounge/Bar located at 2175 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found four people had been shot.

Three victims were transported to area hospitals where one victim, Dontrell Lowell Watson, 34, of Upper Marlboro, was pronounced deceased.

Of the remaining three victims, one is in critical condition and the other two are in serious condition.

A preliminary investigation indicated the shooting was the result of a dispute between two groups of people.

Detectives are working leads and ask anyone with additional information to call Detective R. Johnson at (301) 609-6453.

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.


UPDATE 10/31/2020 @ 5:00 a.m: Shooting at Room 301: One male victim has died from injuries. Three other victims have serious injuries that don’t appear to be life threatening. Shooting occurred during altercation between two groups of people. More details will be released later this morning.

UPDATE: The Charles County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they are currently investigating a shooting in the area of a business called Room 301 Lounge/Bar in the 2100 block of Crain Highway in Waldorf. The 911 call came in at 9:00 p.m. Reports of four people injured. Unknown extent of injuries. Victims being taken to treatment facilities. Scene has been secured. Please avoid the area.

Detectives are on scene of shooting and pursuing leads. Anyone with information is asked to call (301) 932-2222. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call 1-866-411-TIPS.

9:30 p.m: On Friday, October 30, 2020, at approximately 9:00 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel were dispatched to the Big Mouth Liquors located at 2175 Crain Highway in Waldorf, for the shooting.

Officers arrived on the scene in under two minutes from the initial dispatch and found one victim and reported CPR in progress. The victim was then reported to have agonal breathing with no CPR in progress approximately five minutes after arrival.

As additional units arrived on the scene, Officers found three victims inside of the Smoking Room 301. Officers applied a tourniquet on one victim.

Police located one handgun inside of the business, along with multiple pieces of evidence and shell casings outside of both businesses and the nearby apartment complex.

Fire and rescue personnel requested a helicopters for all four patients. Medical personnel transported a 30-year-old male by ground to an area trauma center with a gunshot wound to the lower extremity.

Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 transported a 37-year-old male to an area trauma center with life-threatening injuries.

Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 transported a 55-year-old male, and a 67-year-old male to an area trauma center with unknown severity of injuries.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Criminal Investigations Division along with Crime Lab Technicians responded and are investigating the incident.

Detectives are on scene of shooting and pursuing leads. Anyone with information is asked to call (301) 932-2222. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call 1-866-411-TIPS.

Police broadcasted a lookout for a possible shooting suspect that was described as a black male approximately 5’10, wearing blue jeans and a gray hoodie. The suspect was last seen running Northbound away from the shooting location.

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Updates and details will be provided when they become available.