News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office
On August 3, 2019, at approximately 1:52 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall located at 46900 South Shangri La Drive in Lexington Park, for the reported large disturbance with shots fired.
Units arrived on scene and located a female victim, age 37, suffering from a gunshot wound. Another female victim, age 26, was located on the scene, also suffering from a gunshot wound. Both victims received emergency care on the scene and were transported by ambulance to area trauma centers for treatment. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.
Later in the morning of August 3, 2019, at approximately 2:49 a.m. deputies responded to the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) located at 21991 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park for the reported disturbance. Upon arrival, a large crowd began dispersing and units located a male victim, age 27, who had been stabbed. The stabbing victim was subsequently flown to an area trauma center for treatment.
A short time later, a male victim, age 33, was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital by an acquaintance for treatment of a gunshot wound. The shooting victim was assessed and then transported via helicopter to an area trauma center for treatment.
Later, personnel from Calvert Memorial Hospital Center located in Prince Frederick, contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report a 33 -year-old male had responded to the hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound he advised occurred at the IHOP. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division responded to Calvert Hospital and continued the investigation.
All the victims have been treated and released from area trauma centers except for the victim that was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital; he remains at an area trauma center in stable condition. Anyone with information on the assaults is asked to contact Detective Trevor Teague at (301) 475-4200 extension * 8128 or by email at Trevor.Teague@stmarysmd.com.
Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.
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