Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ocean City Police Investigating Homicide That Occurred at 136th Street

OCEAN CITY, MD – (June 1, 2016): Ocean City Police are continuing to investigate an assault that occurred earlier this week which has now been classified a homicide. On May 29, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Ocean City Police and EMS responded to the area of 136th Street & Coastal Highway in reference to an assault. Ocean City EMS transported the victim, Ryan M. Shupert, 31, of Lutherville Timonium, MD, to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with life-threatening injuries. Shupert succumbed to his injuries and passed away yesterday, May 31. Shupert’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland who has ruled the death a homicide.

Detectives with the Ocean City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Major Crimes believe that the victim and two friends were involved in a verbal argument with four male suspects on a municipal bus before the physical altercation at 136thStreet and Coastal Highway. Detectives are currently looking for four suspects and asking anyone with information to come forward. Each of the four suspects are believed to be from the Baltimore, MD area. 

Suspect 1: A white male with a darker complexion in his 20’s. He is approximately 6’ to 6’1” weighing approximately 200 pounds with dark, curly hair parted to the side and gel in his hair. He was wearing glasses before the altercation occurred and a red shirt.

Suspect 2: A white male with a lighter complexion in his 20’s. He has short reddish brown hair with extensive tattoos on both his arms and neck. He was wearing a white t-shirt at the time of the incident.

Suspects 3 & 4: White males in their 20’s. 

“We are confident that someone has valuable information about this incident and knows the suspects that were involved,” commented Chief Ross Buzzuro. “We urge anyone that may have information to contact us, particularly those that may have been on a municipal bus between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. in the areas of 70th to 130thStreets on Sunday, May 29.”

Detectives are actively reviewing surveillance video, witness statements and forensic evidence and each lead is being investigated extensively. Citizens that believe they may have information are urged to contact 410-723-6602 or visit to submit a tip. Citizens may remain anonymous.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the suspects will be found and arrested. Life is precious.