(PRINCE FREDERICK, MD) On Thursday, Maryland State Police arrested a man wanted in connection with a shooting earlier this month in Calvert County. 

The suspect, Adam Joseph Holland, 20, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, knowingly altering a firearm identification, using a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a handgun, illegal possession of a loaded handgun, obstruction and hindering and altering physical evidence from a crime. He is being held without bond at the Calvert County Detention Center. 

Adam Joseph Holland, 20, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, Credit: Maryland State Police

According to a preliminary investigation, the shooting occurred shortly before 11 p.m. on May 11, prior to a single-vehicle crash in Calvert County. One victim, the backseat passenger of the vehicle involved in the crash, sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported by medevac to the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center.  Two other victims were injured in the crash. They were transported by ambulance to the Calvert Health Medical Center for treatment. 

Investigators said troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to a single-vehicle crash in the area of Orwell Court and Yardley Drive in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Upon their arrival, troopers saw three people in the vehicle, one of whom had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.

The vehicle involved in the crash was a 2008 dark blue Lexus with Maryland registration. The preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the Lexus was backing into a parking space on Orwell Court when a gunshot was reportedly fired and struck one of the occupants.  The driver accelerated and struck multiple parked vehicles before the vehicle overturned and landed on its side on Orwell Court. 

Troopers from Prince Frederick Barrack and investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division responded to the scene and established a perimeter around the area, and a search was initiated. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office provided search assistance.

Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division also responded to process the scene for evidence. During a canvass of the crime scene, a handgun and multiple shell casings were located near the crash scene.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Maryland State Police at Prince Frederick Barrack at 410-535-1400. Callers may remain anonymous. 

The investigation into this case continues …


(PRINCE FREDERICK, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred last night before a single-vehicle crash in Calvert County.

Identities of the three injured victims are not available at this time. One victim, the backseat passenger of the vehicle involved in the crash, sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported by medevac to the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center.

Two other victims were injured in the crash. They were transported by ambulance to the Calvert Health Medical Center for treatment.

Shortly before 11:00 p.m. last night, troopers from Prince Frederick Barrack responded to a single-vehicle crash in the area of Orwell Court and Yardley Drive in Prince Frederick. Upon their arrival, troopers observed three occupants in the vehicle, one of whom had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.

The vehicle involved in the crash is a 2008 dark blue Lexus with Maryland registration. The preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the Lexus was backing into a parking space on Orwell Court when a gunshot was reportedly fired and struck one of the occupants. The driver accelerated and struck multiple parked vehicles before the vehicle overturned and landed on its side on Orwell Court.

Troopers from Prince Frederick Barrack and investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division responded to the scene and established a perimeter around the area, and a search was initiated. The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office provided search assistance. Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division also responded to process the scene for evidence. During a canvass of the crime scene, a handgun and multiple shell casings were located near the crash scene.

The search is continuing. Anyone with information about who fired the shots is urged to contact Maryland State Police at Prince Frederick Barrack at 410-535-1400. Callers may remain anonymous.


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