Wednesday, May 11, 2016

State Police Investigate Shooting in Salisbury

Maryland State Police News Release

State Police Investigate Shooting in Salisbury

(SALISBURY, MD) – Maryland State Police homicide investigators are actively investigating the death of a twenty-one year old man in a Wicomico County apartment complex.

The body of Keonte Gaskins, 21, of no fixed address, was found at 6:45 a.m. today, in the outdoor stairwell of the Village of Mitchell Pond Apartment Complex on Parsons Road in Salisbury.  Residents from the apartment complex called 9-1-1 after making the discovery.  Emergency medical providers pronounced Gaskins deceased at the scene.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit were called to assist the Salisbury Police Department in the investigation.  Upon their arrival, Gaskins was found lying in the stairwell, fully clothed, with apparent gunshot wounds.  He has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

State police continue to interview residents of the apartment complex and others who may be associated with Gaskins.  One witness advised police that shots were heard shortly after midnight last night.

Anyone with information about the death of Keonte Gaskins is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101, or Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776.

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