UPDATE: Lexington Park Man Arrested for Reckless Endangerment and Assault After Shooting Up an Occupied Office Building

September 14, 2022
Sidney Joseph Spry, age 27 of Lexington Pak

Sidney Joseph Spry, age 27 of Lexington Pak

UPDATE 9/15/2022: On September 14, 2022, at 10:54 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46600 block of Expedition Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported shots fired into a building.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered numerous shell casings and damage to the building and windows, that were caused by a firearm. Witnesses on scene advised a white male fired numerous shots at an occupied office building from a vehicle, and then fled the area.

As a precaution, nearby businesses and schools were placed on lockdown. Detectives and Crime Scene personnel from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Within minutes deputies and detectives located the suspect vehicle unoccupied at an apartment complex in Lexington Park, and a perimeter was established. Members from the Sheriff’s Office Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT) and Emergency Services Team (EST) responded to the scene, and the suspect, later identified as Sidney Joseph Spry, age 27 of Lexington Pak, was taken into custody without incident.

Spry was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown and charged with the following:

  • Firearm Use/Felony Violent Crime
  • Reckless Endangerment (20 counts)
  • Assault First Degree
  • Loaded Handgun on Person
  • Loaded Handgun in Vehicle

Preliminary investigation indicates this incident was an occurrence of workplace violence by a recently terminated employee.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Austin Schultz at 301-475-4200 extension 71953 or by email at [email protected].

9/14/2022: On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at approximately 10:55 a.m., police responded to 46000 block of Expedition Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported shooting.

Multiple 911 callers reported a black male wearing a white tank top fired multiple gunshots into the building and struck the 4th floor. Some witnesses reported seeing the suspect running into the nearby wooded area and possibly fled the area in a silver Kia Soul.

Police arrived on the scene and located damage to multiple floors of 46610 Expedition Drive, which is occupied by Mantech, Georgia Tech Research Institute Office, Tekla Research, and Sabre Systems.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, and (EST) Emergency Services Team is currently operating in the 22000 block of Orchid Bloom Way.

Police have Grand Harvest Lane and Forest Crossing Lane closed due to the ongoing investigation related to the shooting this morning

Updates will be provided when they become available.