The police in Maryland were investigating the killing of a judge, Andrew F. Wilkinson of the Washington County Circuit Court, on Thursday evening.
Judge Wilkinson, 52, died after being found with what appeared to be a gunshot wounds, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement released during the early hours on Friday. The statement also called his death a homicide.
The sheriff’s office further shared that around 8 pm, the judge was in the driveway of a residence, the local police responded to a report of a shooting in the 19100 block of Olde Waterford Road, in Hagerstown, a city in western Maryland.
The judge was immediately rushed to Meritus Medical Centre, where he was declared dead.
Neil Parrott, a former Maryland state delegate who represented parts of Washington County, took to social media to share that the cops are actively searching for the suspect.
A profile of Judge Wilkinson revealed that he was born in Guam in 1971 and joined the court in January 2020.
Further stating that the case was under investigation, the sheriff’s office refused from disclosing any additional details regarding the killing.