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Update: Maryland State Police ID Salisbury Homicide Victim

Posted: Jun 06, 2018 10:48 PM Updated:
Crime scene investigators are shown Thursday morning on the scene of a homicide that occurred the evening before in the area of Johnson and Priscilla streets in Salisbury. (Photo: Kye Parsons/WBOC) Crime scene investigators are shown Thursday morning on the scene of a homicide that occurred the evening before in the area of Johnson and Priscilla streets in Salisbury. (Photo: Kye Parsons/WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Maryland State Police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed Wednesday evening in Salisbury.

The victim was identified as Shawn Goslee Johnson, 29, of Fruitland, Maryland.

Police said that shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, investigators responded to a home on the 600 block of Priscilla Street for a report of an apparent homicide.

Investigators said Johnson had been shot multiple times. He was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he died. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be conducted.

Some neighbors, who live on the same street of the murder, said the crime is just too close to home.

Maria Chacon and her five young children live in a home across the street from the home Johnson was shot in.

"The children were playing outside when I heard the shots. I said 'oh my god, what is that?' So they ran inside the house very scared," Chacon explained.

Chacon also mentioned there is a lot of activity on her street.

"It's not just last night, there's always something happening here. It's a lot of drugs on this street," she said.

Chacon has lived on Priscilla Street for the past 10 years, however she feels that now is the time to go.

"I'm trying to move. I'm looking for a new house, I got to get out of this area," she said.

But she isn't the only neighbor looking to move, Marvin Thompson, a father of three, was inside his home when the gunshots rang Wednesday evening.

"I think it's getting worse out here. Like I said, being here over the course of three years I've seen times where there wasn't much going on as far as the killings. And each year it seems like the rate has gone up," Thompson explained.

He can't help but worry for his little ones and said he is very open with them when it comes to explaining what's going on. 

"It's scary because at any given time, it could have been one of them at the play ground, it could have been a stray bullet," Thompson said.

No arrests have been made in this case. The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, along with the Salisbury Police Department, are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the MSP Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101.

Maryland State Police Crime Scene Unit vans are seen Thursday morning in front of a home at the corner of Johnson and Priscilla streets in Salisbury. (Photo: Kye Parsons/WBOC)

 

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