Monday, October 26, 2015

Worcester County Homicide Under Investigation MSP Press Release

Maryland State Police News Release

Worcester County Homicide Under Investigation

(Pocomoke City, MD) – Police continue to search for a known suspect as Maryland State Police continue their investigation into the murder of a Worcester County man this afternoon in Pocomoke City.

The victim is identified as Derrick Collick, 25, of the 200 block of 10th Street, Pocomoke City, Md.  His body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

The accused is identified as Kaniesha Johnson, 22, (pictured below) of the unit block of Bradley Court in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Johnson and a search is currently underway. Police have obtained a photo and are asking for public assistance in locating her.  Calls are being taken by Worcester County Bureau of Investigation at 410-632-1111.

Shortly after 1:00 p.m. today, officers from the Pocomoke City Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a domestic dispute at a gas pump, outside of a convenient store in the 600 block of Lynn Haven Drive in Pocomoke City.  Responding officers found Collick, the victim, at a nearby medical facility looking for help for what appeared to be a stab wound to his upper body. He was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation indicates Collick was inside the convenient store at the time of the incident. Police believe he exited the store to help break up the domestic dispute at the gas pump when he was injured.  Police also believe Collick knew the individuals involved in the dispute.

Investigators have been interviewing witnesses and residents in the area throughout the day.  Crime scene evidence has been transported to the State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime laboratory for analysis.  Anyone with information about this murder is urged to contact the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation at 410-632-1111.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was requested to respond and take the lead on this investigation.  Additional assistance is being provided by State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators, as well as the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, the Worcester County State’s Attorney Office and the Pocomoke City Police Department.

State Police crime scene technicians processed the scene. The Maryland State Apprehension Team, troopers from the Berlin and Salisbury Barracks and the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team are also at the scene and working to locate Johnson as this investigation continues.


CONTACT:     Elena Russo – Office of Media Communications – 410-653-4236 or 4200

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