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Update on Gittings Court Homicide

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UPDATE ON HOMICIDE ON GITTINGS COURT: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified the victim of the homicide that occurred on March 23 as Thomas Elijah Tibbs, 19, of Waldorf. Tibbs and an acquaintance – a 21-year-old male – were shot in the 2500  block of Gittings Court in Waldorf after a possible altercation with the suspect. They were transported to hospitals where Tibbs was pronounced deceased and the other victim was treated for an injury that was not life-threatening.  Detectives are looking into the possibility the suspect fled in a black car.  Investigators are working on leads and ask anyone with information to call Detective J. Austin at (301) 609-6504. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous 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. The investigation is continuing.

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 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 www.ccso.us.      

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

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