On Thursday, August 16, 20 1 8 at approximately 1 2 1 8 hours,  Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack. along with St. Mary’s  County Deputies responded to the 48000 block of Hillside  Drive, Lexington Park, St. Mary’s County, for a reported shooting.

The investigation revealed an argument at the residence led to the suspect, Michael Fischer (21) of Lexington Park,  firing a shot gun round towards the victim, (w/f 1 8 yoa), striking  the victim in the leg. The victim suffered a non-life threatening  injury and was later transported by ambulance to MedStar St.  Mary’s Hospital where she was treated and released.

The  suspect fled the scene and an extensive search began. With the  assistance of numerous law, enforcement officials. MSP STATE team, County SWAT teach, State & County negotiators, Criminal  Enforcement investigators, K9 & MSP Aviation, the suspect was located in the area and placed under arrest. The suspect was  found to be prohibited from possessing firearms/ammunition due to an active Protective Order.

The suspect was later transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with 1st & 2nd Degree Assault, reckless endangerment  and numerous firearm related charges.

The incident is under investigation, anyone with information  is urged to contact TFC B. Ditoto at 301-475-8955. 18-MSP-035103

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...