FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VICTIMS NAMED IN CECIL COUNTY SHOOTING, INVESTIGATION CONTINUES
(Port Deposit, MD) Maryland State Police Homicide investigators identify victims in yesterday’s Port Deposit shooting as the investigation continues.
The deceased is identified as Timothy S. Hammons, 48 of the 200 block of Craigstown Road in Port Deposit, Md. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second victim has been identified as Eileen L. Roland, 56, of the 2400 block of Philadelphia Road in Edgewood, Md. She was flown to University of Maryland, Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police Helicopter with life threatening injuries.
The suspect remains unidentified at this time due to the ongoing investigation. The suspect was located a short distance from the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Cecil County emergency medical personnel transported the suspect to Christana Hospital with life threatening injuries.
The ongoing investigation indicates that, around to 7:30 p.m. yesterday, troopers from the Northeast Barrack received a 9-1-1 call for shots fired at a residence in the 200 block of Craigstown Road in Port Deposit. Once on the scene, troopers found Roland on the front porch with a gunshot wound to her upper torso. Troopers continued into the residence where they located Hammons on the floor. He also had a gunshot wound to his upper torso and was unresponsive. Cecil County emergency medical personnel responded.
Through initial interviews, homicide investigators have determined a heated argument escalated to the point the suspect displayed an unidentified firearm and shot both victims. The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of troopers. The suspect was located a short distance away with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to Christana Hospital in Newark, De. with life threatening injuries.
Maryland State Police Homicide Investigators are still looking into the motives for the shooting. Cecil County State’s Attorney’s Office has been notified and is receiving updates as the investigation progresses. Investigators from the Northeast Barrack and crime scene technicians are assisting in the investigation.
Investigators are asking for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Northeast Barrack at 410-996-7800. All calls will remain confidential.
The investigation continues.
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