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Wicomico County Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Wife

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SALISBURY, Md. - A Wicomico County Man has been charged with attempting to murder his wife after he fired several shots at his wife, according to the sheriff's office.

Police say 54-year-old Lyndon Fitzgerald Smith shot at his wife inside their home on Ellegood Street.  Smith's wife called 911 after she was able to escape unharmed and hid behind her car.

Deputies were able to move Smith's wife to safety upon arrival, according to police.  Police learned Smith had been drinking alcohol during the afternoon and into the night.

Police say Smith had been arguing with the victim sporadically prior to shooting at her.  Smith's wife says he was talking to himself just prior to firing the shots.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team and negotiators were requested to assist.  Less than an hour after the 911 call was made, police say Smith was taken into custody outside his home without incident.

Smith was charged with attempted first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment and use of a firearm in the commissino of a crime of violence, according to police. 

Police say Smith was turned over to the Wicomico County Detention Center.

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