Charles County Sheriff's Office


On January 6 at 2:05 p.m., officers responded to the 2600 block of Rooks Head Place in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased. A preliminary investigation showed the victim and suspect had a confrontation in the parking lot of a neighborhood when the suspect produced a gun and shot the victim. The suspect fled on foot. Detectives canvassed the area and are working on leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. J. Elliott at (301) 932-2222 or (301) 609-6515. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at A $1,000 cash reward is being offered for the tip that leads to an arrest in this case. The victim’s identity will be released once his next of kin has been notified.

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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