Lexington Park, MD- At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Match 10, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office along with area rescue personnel responded to a reported shooting in the 45700 block of Oregon Way.

Upon arrival officers located a 55-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene after lifesaving methods were attempted. The victim has been identified as James Brian Thompson, age 55 of Lexington Park.

Detectives and Crime Lab personnel from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation. At this time police are not releasing any information regarding the suspect(s) per Corporal Julie Yingling at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Carl Ball at (301) 475-4200 extension 78131 or by email at Carl.Ball@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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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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