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Charles County Sheriff's Office

Suspect in Attempted Murder Arrested

DATE: October 20, 2020 
CONTACT:           
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6538 or (301) 848-4799

SUSPECT IN ATTEMPTED MURDER ARRESTED: On October 8 at approximately 3:36 p.m., officers responded to the 12300 block of Glenview Place in Waldorf for a reported shooting. Initial investigation revealed that a male subject arrived unannounced at an apartment of someone who was known to him and knocked on the door. The victim answered, but then closed the door. The suspect, identified as Tommy Whack, Jr., 31, of Brandywine, then fired multiple rounds through the door towards the victim. No injuries were reported.

Tommy Whack, Jr.

On Friday, October 16, officers with the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia arrested Whack on a traffic stop. Whack is currently awaiting extradition in Virginia and will be served an arrest warrant upon his return to Maryland for this incident. He is being charged with attempted first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault, felony use of a firearm, and other charges related to this incident. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective E. Weaver at (301) 609-6571. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app.

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 www.ccso.us.

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. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. 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. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.

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