CCSO INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE ON TERRACE DRIVE/CRIME SOLVERS OFFERING A CASH REWARD: On January 12 at 4:23 a.m., officers responded to the 11500 block of Terrace Drive in Waldorf for the report of unknown trouble and a possible shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds inside a house; he was pronounced deceased on the scene. A preliminary investigation showed the victim, 34, was inside the residence with a male friend, 32, a female acquaintance in her 20’s and a 52-year-old resident when two masked men, armed with a gun, gained entry into the house and demanded money. The suspects began hitting both men and then fired several shots at the victim, killing him. The other male was able to jump out of a window and escape, and the two females got out safely. The suspects fled and may have gotten into a car to leave the area. Investigators are working to establish a motive; however, the shooting was not random and the victim was intentionally targeted. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. C. Shankster at (301) 609-6513. 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 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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