The following is a sample of recent events investigated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. For information about other events which are not included in this report, visit and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING: On July 31 at 4 p.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of Lake Drive in Waldorf for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, officers found a 27-year-old male with at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. A witness – the victim’s 21-year-old roommate – said they were standing outside someone fired a shot. Officers and detectives investigated further and determined the shooting did not occur as reported. A search of the victim’s apartment revealed the shooting had actually occurred inside their residence where both the victim and the witness had been handling firearms. It appears one of the firearms – a shotgun- discharged striking the victim. Afterwards, they ran outside and emergency workers were notified. The victim was flown to a hospital where he was treated for non life-threatening injuries. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation. Det. G. Higgs is investigating.

THEFT: On Aug. 1 between 2:20 a.m. – 5 a.m., two suspects stole tires, rims, and a monitor from a car parked in the 12000 block of Kaine Place in Waldorf. Officers are pursuing leads. Officer B. Clark is investigating.

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