News Release, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE 4/18/2020 @4;00 p.m.: The Calvert County Detectives are actively looking for Paul Leroy Chew Sr. He has been identified as a person of interest in the shooting on Serenity Court, Prince Frederick.

He is to be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has any information as to his whereabouts please contact Detective Sarah Jernigan at 410-535-1600 ext. 2772 or email at

Prince Frederick, MD- On April 17, 2020, at approximately 2:21 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300 block of Serenity Court in Prince Frederick, MD for a report of shots fired. Deputies arriving on the scene observed a black Kia SUV leaving the area with several bullet holes in the vehicle’s window.

Investigation revealed a group of individuals were at a nearby residence in the area when the shooting occurred, one of which was observed with a handgun.

The suspect was identified as Desmond “DEZ” Nicholas Fitzgerald (pictured below). Detectives from the Calvert County Criminal Investigations Bureau apprehended the suspect on April 18, 2020, in St. Mary’s County, MD. Fitzgerald is facing charges for Attempted First Degree Murder.

Mugshot courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

Anyone with any additional information about this incident is asked to call Detective Jernigan at (410) 535-1600 ext. 2772, or email at Citizens may remain anonymous and use the ‘Submit a Tip’ feature on our new mobile app. To download visit:

The shooting incident remains under investigation.

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