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UPDATE 10/31/2020 @ 3:50 p.m.: via CCSO: On October 30 at 9 p.m., officers responded to Room 301 Lounge / Bar located at 2175 Crain Highway in Waldorf for the report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found four people had been shot. The victims were transported to area hospitals where one victim, Dontrell Lowell Watson, 34, of Upper Marlboro, was pronounced deceased. Of the remaining three victims, one is in critical condition and the other two are in serious condition.

A preliminary investigation indicated the shooting was the result of a dispute between two groups of people.

Detectives are working leads and ask anyone with additional information to call Detective R. Johnson at (301) 609-6453.

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing


Update October 31, at 5 a.m.: One male victim has died from injuries. Three other victims have serious injuries that don’t appear to be life-threatening. The shooting occurred during an altercation between two groups of people.


UPDATE 9:38 p.m.; Crain Highway in the area of the shooting is currently closed.

We are working with the PIO of Charles County Sheriff’s Office to ascertain the exact location of the shooting. The call address and business listed at the address do not match. The headline has been changed to reflect this.


UPDATE 9:19 p.m. : A second MEDEVAC has been requested for two more patients.


Waldorf, MD- At 9:03 p.m., a 9-1-1 call came in for shooting at Big Mouth Liquors on Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD. At this time there are believed to be four victims with gunshot wounds.

A MEDEVAC has been launched with CPR in progress for at least one patient.

This is a developing story.


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...

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