DATE: October 18, 2019        
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6538 or (301) 848-4799

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING ASSAULT: On October 17 at approximately 3:14 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf for the report of people fighting and a shot being fired. When officers arrived, all parties involved in the altercation had fled the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that multiple vehicles were parked in the lot. The occupants of the vehicles exited and a fight ensued. During the fight, one participant retrieved a handgun from a vehicle. At this time, the other individuals ran to their vehicles and started exiting the parking lot. One vehicle struck the person in possession of the gun, knocking him to the ground as it was leaving. The subject fired the handgun in the direction of the fleeing vehicles. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective J. Long at (301) 609-6502. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for the tip that leads to an arrest in this case.

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

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 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: