Police Searching for Suspect in Somerset County Shooting - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Police Searching for Suspect in Somerset County Homicide

Posted: May 03, 2018 1:21 PM Updated:

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- A search is underway for a suspect after a Somerset County man was shot and killed early Thursday morning.

Maryland State Police identified the victim as 32-year-old Earl Thomas Marshall III, of the 12000 block of Chestnut Circle in Princess Anne, Md. EMS personnel pronounced Marshall deceased at the scene. His b ody has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Troopers said that shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday, officers from the Princess Anne Police Department responded to 911 calls reporting shots fired at Marshall's home Responding officers found the front door of the home open and the victim lying just inside the door with an apparent gunshot wound.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Marshall returned home after midnight Thursday. Ten minutes later, there was a knock at his door. Once Marshall opened the door, a confrontation occurred between Marshall and the suspect. Moments later, the shooting occurred and the suspect, believed to be a man in dark clothing, fled the scene. Police have not yet determined the motive in this case.

Investigators have been interviewing witnesses and residents in the area throughout the day.  Crime scene evidence has been transported to the State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime laboratory for analysis.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was requested to respond and take the lead on this investigation.  Additional assistance is being provided by State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators, as well as officers from the Princess Anne Police Department. State Police crime scene technicians processed the shooting scene. The Somerset County State’s Attorney also responded to the scene and assisted investigators throughout the night.

Anyone with information about the murder is urged to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered to anyone with information that leads to the apprehension of the individual responsible for the murder of Marhsall. Callers may remain anonymous.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Salisbury Student Pleas Guilty for Recording a Congressman

    Salisbury Student Pleas Guilty for Recording a Congressman

    Friday, March 22 2019 5:17 PM EDT2019-03-22 21:17:54 GMT
    Friday, March 22 2019 5:17 PM EDT2019-03-22 21:17:54 GMT
    The 21 year-old Salisbury University student charged with illegally recording a Congressman pleaded guilty Friday.More
    The 21 year-old Salisbury University student charged with illegally recording a Congressman pleaded guilty Friday. More
  • WBOC Breaks Ground on Solar Farm

    WBOC Breaks Ground on Solar Farm

    Mar 22, 2019 02:52 PM2019-03-22 18:52:00 GMT
    WBOC on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar farm to be built in back of WBOC's Salisbury location. (Photo: WBOC)WBOC on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar farm to be built in back of WBOC's Salisbury location. (Photo: WBOC)
    WBOC on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar farm to be built in back of WBOC's Salisbury location. (Photo: WBOC)WBOC on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar farm to be built in back of WBOC's Salisbury location. (Photo: WBOC)

    The solar farm, the first in Salisbury city limits, is expected to cover all the energy needs of the television station in Salisbury.

    More

    WBOC will make history in 2019 by building the first solar farm within the Salisbury city limits.  A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday at WBOC, where the solar farm will be built on a portion of the 20 acres behind the station's NewsPlex.

    More
  • Maryland Panel OKs Scaled-Back Drug Affordability Bill

    Maryland Panel OKs Scaled-Back Drug Affordability Bill

    Friday, March 22 2019 5:28 PM EDT2019-03-22 21:28:34 GMT
    Friday, March 22 2019 5:28 PM EDT2019-03-22 21:28:34 GMT
    (Photo: CBS)(Photo: CBS)
    (Photo: CBS)(Photo: CBS)
    A panel of Maryland lawmakers has passed a scaled-back version of a measure aimed at making prescription drugs more affordable.More
    A panel of Maryland lawmakers has passed a scaled-back version of a measure aimed at making prescription drugs more affordable.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Dorchester County Teachers Demand Change After Violent Student Behaviors

    Dorchester County Teachers Demand Change After Violent Student Behaviors

    Dorchester County teachers came before the school board and superintendent on Thursday night to ask for more support after they say violent student behaviors are growing in the classrooms.

    Dorchester Educators President Katie Holbrook says teachers are being ignored by the board and superintendent in their requests for help, and change needs to happen quickly.

    More

    Dorchester County teachers came before the school board and superintendent on Thursday night to ask for more support after they say violent student behaviors are growing in the classrooms.

    Dorchester Educators President Katie Holbrook says teachers are being ignored by the board and superintendent in their requests for help, and change needs to happen quickly.

    More
  • "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
  • Ocean City Officials React to Back to School Start Date

    Ocean City Officials React to Back to School Start Date

    Lawmakers have voted and the choice could be in the hands of Maryland school districts to decide when school is back in session. 

    But, Ocean City officials argue a shorter summer, could negatively impact the local economy. 

    More

    Lawmakers have voted and the choice could be in the hands of Maryland school districts to decide when school is back in session. 

    But, Ocean City officials argue a shorter summer, could negatively impact the local economy. 

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices