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CCSO Investigates Reports of Shots Fired

On April 2 at 10:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of Bannister Circle and St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf for the report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they did not locate anyone who had been shot; however, they did find evidence that a gun had been fired. Witnesses indicated several people had fled on foot. While officers were canvassing the area, they observed a male running from them. They ordered him to stop, he refused and as the officers pursued the subject, he threw a gun to the ground. The subject was apprehended and the gun was recovered. Officers also located other subjects and are trying to establish their connection to the event. About three hours later, at 1:15 p.m., officers responded to the 3200 block of Greenwich Court in Waldorf for the sound of gunshots. Officers arrived and noted several bullet holes to a house and a car. Two men were inside, but they were not injured.

Detectives are looking into the possibility the cases are related and at this point, it does not appear the events were random. Additional patrols have been directed to the area and detectives are pursuing leads. Anyone with information is asked to call (301) 932-2222.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit ccso.us.

Media Contact
Diane Richardson
301-609-6557
richardsond@ccso.us

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