Police: Disturbance Ends With Murder-Suicide, Child 7, Father, Both Dead

Cecil County, Md. – On September 1, 2019, at approximately 3:30 PM, Cecil County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Maryland State Police troopers, and Rising Sun police officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Ridge Road Rising Sun, Maryland in reference to a shooting incident.

Upon arrival, officers located a 7-year-old child deceased inside the residence. The child had obvious trauma that appeared to be consistent with gunshot wounds, police said. Officers also discovered a 33-year-old male inside the residence suffering from a gunshot wound.

The 33-year-old was transported by helicopter to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore where he was pronounced deceased.

Officials said the investigation revealed that the deceased 33-year-old male was the father of the deceased 7-year-old child. Witnesses who were inside the residence when the incident occurred told police that there was a disturbance inside the residence prior to the firearm discharge, according to police.

Detectives from the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore are investigating this case.

Detectives are treating this as an apparent murder/suicide, officials said. The names of the deceased are currently being withheld.

Anyone who has questions regarding the press release may contact Lieutenant Michael Holmes at (443) 309 0201.