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Police ID 3 Shot in Murder-Suicide in Salisbury

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Tuesday night's murder-suicide occurred Tuesday night at this home on the 100 block of Onley Road in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC) Tuesday night's murder-suicide occurred Tuesday night at this home on the 100 block of Onley Road in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)
Police are shown Tuesday night in the vicinity of the crime scene. (Photo: WBOC) Police are shown Tuesday night in the vicinity of the crime scene. (Photo: WBOC)
Charles Jacob Abbott, who police say was gunned down by Ryan Justin Shallue (Photo: Facebook) Charles Jacob Abbott, who police say was gunned down by Ryan Justin Shallue (Photo: Facebook)
Kristen Loetz, is in critical condition following Tuesday night's shooting. (Photo: Facebook) Kristen Loetz, is in critical condition following Tuesday night's shooting. (Photo: Facebook)
Kristen Loetz is shown with Ryan Justin Shallue, who police say shot and injured her, then fatally shot Charles Jacob Abbott, before turning the gun on himself, committing suicide. (Photo: Facebook) Kristen Loetz is shown with Ryan Justin Shallue, who police say shot and injured her, then fatally shot Charles Jacob Abbott, before turning the gun on himself, committing suicide. (Photo: Facebook)

SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities have identified the three people shot in an apparent murder-suicide at a home near Salisbury University.

Investigators with the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home on the 100 block of Onley Road, which is located near the SU campus.

Officers from the Salisbury Police Department, the Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police responded to a 911 call of shots fired at the aforementioned address. Upon arrival, law enforcement officers found three occupants of the home suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Ryan Justin Shallue of Stevensville, was a former boyfriend of the female victim and had traveled from Queen Anne's County to Salisbury on Tuesday evening. 

Investigators said that once at the home on Onley Road, Shallue entered the back door and got into an argument with his former girlfriend, identified as 20-year-old Kristen Renee Loetz, of Stevensville. Police said that is when another man, identified as 19-year-old Charles Jacob Abbott, of Hebron, attempted to intervene, at which time Shallue pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and opened fire on the victims. 

Abbott was transported by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury where he was pronounced dead on arrival.  

Loetz was transported to Salisbury where she was stabilized and subsequently flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds.  Her condition remains critical, but stable. Investigators confirmed Loetz was a student at SU.

Shallue was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Wicomico Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident with the assistance of the Salisbury Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division and members of the MSP Homicide Unit.

 

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