News Release, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

Lusby, MD- On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, shortly after 3 a.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau responded to report of a shooting along Golden West Way in Lusby, MD.

Units arrived on the scene to discover an 18-year-old female victim that had been struck by a gunshot round while sitting in a parked vehicle. The female victim was transported by ground to the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center where she remains in stable condition.

Preliminary investigation revealed that two adult males shot the victim and were subsequently arrested shortly thereafter.

The suspects have been identified as John Michael Anderson Wood, 19 of Lusby, MD, and Dru Michael Sultzaberger, 19 of Lusby, MD. Both suspects have been charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Assault- First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony and Reckless Endangerment and are being held without bond.

John Michael Anderson Wood, 19 of Lusby, MD

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Detective Ted Yates at (410) 535-2800 ext. 2161 or by email at

Dru Michael Sultzaberger, 19 of Lusby, MD

Sheriff Evans stated, “The citizens of Calvert County should be proud of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, particularly the Criminal Investigative Bureau and detectives that solved this case, they are second to none.”

Sultzaberger and Wood are charged with:

  • Attempted First Degree Murder(Felony)
  • Attempted 2nd Degree Murder(Felony)
  • (3)Assualt-First Degree(Felony)
  • (3)Assault Second Degree(Misdemeanor)
  • (3)Reckless Endangerment (Misdemeanor)
  • Possession of a Firearm minor (Misdemeanor)
  • Firearm use/Felony-Violent Crime (Misdemeanor)

A bond/bail review was scheduled for today and both were to be continued to be held without bail.

This is a developing story. Mugshots provided courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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...