UPDATE: DC Homicide Detective Shot & Killed by Wife in Charles County

November 29, 2020
MPD Detective Timothy Francis

MPD Detective Timothy Francis

UPDATE: In a statement issued Saturday afternoon, the DC Police Department said:

It is with heavy hearts that the Metropolitan Police Department announces that MPD Detective Timothy Francis, most recently assigned to the Homicide Unit’s Natural Squad, tragically passed away. Francis was shot and killed in a domestic-related homicide yesterday in Charles County, Maryland. The suspect was also found deceased at the scene. This case is currently under investigation by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Francis had 20 years of dedicated service with the Metropolitan Police Department.

In a statement, Police Chief Peter Newsham said:

Mourning the tragic loss of our colleague and friend is extremely difficult. Detective Francis spent two decades protecting the community from violence, and to learn that he was the victim of a homicide is heartbreaking.

11/28/2020: On November 27, 2020, at approximately 6:00 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3300 block of Marylea Court in Waldorf for the report of two people found deceased inside their home.

A preliminary investigation revealed a family member had been trying to contact his daughter throughout the day and when he did not hear from her or her husband, he went to their house and found them deceased.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded and recovered evidence indicating Christina Lynn Francis, 41, shot her husband, Timothy Eugene Francis, 50, and then herself.

Anyone with information should contact Det. Weaver at (301) 609-6571. The investigation is ongoing.

MPD Detective Timothy Francis

MPD Detective Timothy Francis