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Maryland judge shot dead in his driveway, troopers sent to homes of other judges
By Allie Griffin,
13 hours ago
A Maryland judge was shot dead at his home Thursday night and police have not announced any arrests in the shocking crime.
Washington County Circuit Judge Andrew Wilkinson, 52, was found in the driveway of his Hagerstown home around 8 p.m., according to local reports and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Wilkinson, who suffered gunshot wounds, was taken to Meritus Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
The sheriff’s office has not yet reported any arrests or released any suspect description.
A motive for the slaying is unclear.
A former state representative, Neil Parrott, confirmed the judge’s death on X.
“Horrible news in Washington County tonight. It appears that Judge Andrew Wilkinson was shot multiple times and has passed away,” he tweeted.
Andrew Wilkinson, a Washington County circuit judge in Maryland, was shot and killed outside his home Thursday evening.Jim Lokay/X
The sheriff’s office has not yet reported any arrests or released any suspect description.7News
“Police are actively searching for the murderer. Please pray for our police and for Judge Wilkinson’s family at this time.”
Maryland state troopers have been dispatched to the homes of other judges to provide protection, according to ABC 7 News.