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FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT/DEPARTMENTAL SHOOTING: On July 22 at 6:45 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Charleton Court in Waldorf for the report of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. As officers responded, they received an update from dispatchers the dispute turned violent and the man was assaulting the woman. Two officers arrived on the scene within minutes and approached the residence. They were confronted by an adult male suspect who was in the driveway and armed with a knife. The man appeared agitated and refused several commands to drop the weapon. The suspect moved toward one of the officers who, fearing for his life discharged his firearm striking the suspect at least once in the abdomen. Officers secured the knife and then provided first aid to the man. The suspect, who was alert and conscious, was flown to a hospital. The woman was treated on the scene for non life-threatening injuries. None of the officers were injured. The officer involved is a nine-year-veteran of the agency and is assigned to patrol. Charges are pending against the suspect. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Det. J. Elliott at (301) 609-6515. 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 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 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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