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Owner of Skipjack's Seafood Accused of Shooting at Wife

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SALISBURY, Md. – Police say the owner of Skipjack's Seafood in Salisbury is facing attempted murder and related charges following accusations that he fired a shotgun at his wife Sunday morning.

Salisbury police said that just before noon, officers responded to Skipjack's, located at 1204 Old Ocean City Road, for a report of a domestic dispute involving a firearm.

According to police, the victim told officers her husband, 45-year-old John Eric Crockett of Salisbury, who owns Skipjack's, had fired a single shot at her but missed.

The victim said she had gone to the business hoping to meet with Crockett, and they got into an argument. When she left the room, Crockett allegedly retrieved a shotgun and fired it, investigators said. 

Police said Crockett's wife was not struck and was able to leave the room uninjured. Upon leaving the store, the victim contacted police. There were no injuries reported during the incident. Crockett was taken into custody on the scene.

Crockett was charged with attempted first-and attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was then turned over to the custody of Wicomico Central Booking. 

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