Charles County Sheriff's Office

Update in Shooting Near St. Paul’s Drive – Composite Sketch Released

UPDATE ON SHOOTING NEAR ST PAUL’S DRIVE/COMPOSITE SKETCH RELEASED: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking the public’s help identifying the suspects responsible for a shooting that occurred on October 16 at 3 p.m. on a dirt path near Saint Paul’s Drive and Allward Drive in Waldorf. A sketch of one of the suspects was obtained and detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have additional information regarding this case. Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

A preliminary investigation showed a 17-year-old male was on the path when he was approached by two suspects who demanded the victim’s bicycle. One of the suspects then pulled a gun and shot the victim in the upper leg. The suspects fled with the victim’s silver and green BMX. The victim walked back to the roadway and flagged down the driver of an empty school bus who stopped, rendered aid and notified authorities. The victim was flown to a hospital and admitted with a non-life threatening injury.

Both suspects are believed to be in their twenties. The suspect shown in the sketch is 5’11’ to 6’0” with a thin build. The second suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’2” with a stocky build.  Anyone with information regarding the identities of the suspects is asked to contact Det. J. Austin at 301-609-6504.

Composite Sketch of Shooting Suspect (St  Pauls' Drive)

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 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 and 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      

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