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UPDATE: Two Dead & One in Critical Condition After Double Shooting and Suicide in Leonardtown

UPDATE 9/2/2020 @ 11:45 a.m.: On September 1, 2020, during a family dispute, the suspect later identified as Gregory Wayne Arnold Sr. 48, of Callaway, shot the two victims multiple times at a residence in the 22900 block of Newtowne Neck Road in Leonardtown. Victim Stephen Edward Arnold, 72, of Leonardtown, was transported to an area trauma center for treatment, and ultimately succumbed to the injuries sustained in the shooting. Victim Rosalea Denise Arnold, 66, of Leonardtown, was transported to an area trauma center for treatment and remains in critical condition. Arnold Sr. was observed by deputies shortly after the shooting operating a vehicle on Route 5 in Mechanicsville, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle pursuit continued into Charles County, and then back into St. Mary’s County, where Arnold stopped the vehicle in the roadway on Route 234 near the intersection of Route 236. Arnold, who was armed with two handguns, refused to exit the vehicle and a barricade was declared. Members of the Critical Incident Negotiations Team (CINT), and members of the Emergency Services Team (EST) responded to the scene and negotiators from CINT began negotiating with Arnold in attempt to peacefully resolve the barricade. Arnold Sr. ultimately […]

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