The police in Maryland have been looking out on Friday morning for a person they stated was linked to the killing of a choose on Thursday night, officers stated.
The choose, Andrew F. Wilkinson of the Washington County Circuit Court, was discovered within the driveway of a residence in Hagerstown with obvious gunshot wounds, the county sheriff’s workplace stated in a short assertion early Friday. He died of his accidents in a hospital. Hagerstown is close to the Pennsylvania border and about 75 miles by street west of Baltimore.
The sheriff’s workplace later stated in an announcement that its officers have been on the lookout for Pedro Argote, 49, as a part of a murder investigation. The assertion didn’t point out a potential motive or clarify how the 2 males might have identified one another.
The affiliate choose was within the driveway of a residence at about 8 p.m. on Thursday when deputies responded to a reported capturing within the 19100 block of Olde Waterford Road, in Hagerstown, a metropolis in western Maryland, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
He was despatched to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, the place he was pronounced lifeless, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Neil Parrott, a former Maryland state delegate who represented elements of Washington County, stated on social media that the police have been looking for the suspect.
“We are a courthouse of six judges,” stated Administrative Judge Brett R. Wilson, a colleague of Judge Wilkinson’s. “We all know each other very well.”
A profile of Judge Wilkinson on the circuit court docket’s web site stated that he was born in Guam in 1971 and joined the court docket in January 2020.
The sheriff’s workplace didn’t embrace any further particulars concerning the killing in its assertion, saying that the case was beneath investigation.
Mike Ives contributed reporting.