Friday, December 2, 2016

, Maryland State Police press release

State Police Investigate Fatal Shooting In Pocomoke City

December 2, 2016


(Pocomoke City, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Pocomoke City.

The victim is identified as James Allen, Jr., 26, of Pitts Circle in Pocomoke City.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Shortly after 10:00 p.m. last night, police received a 9-1-1 call from a motorist in the area of Market Street and 4th Street in Pocomoke City.  The caller reported seeing a man stagger across the road and fall in the middle of the street. Officers from the Pocomoke City Police Department were immediately dispatched along with emergency medical service personnel. Upon arrival of EMS, the victim appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police believe the incident occurred in the area of Oxford Street and 4th Street in Pocomoke City, about an eighth of a mile from where the caller observed Allen staggering. Investigators have been interviewing witnesses and residents in the area throughout the night.  Crime scene evidence has been transported to the State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime laboratory for analysis. Further details are few and are preliminary at this time.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will lead the investigation.  Homicide Unit investigators are being assisted by the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, MSP Criminal Enforcement Division investigators, the Pocomoke City Police Department, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, and MSP Berlin Barrack personnel. The Worcester County State’s Attorney and members of the Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene to provide assistance. Maryland State Police crime scene technicians from the Forensic Sciences Division processed the scene for evidence.

Anyone who may have information relevant to this investigation is urged to contact Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack at 410-641-3101 or Pocomoke City Police Department at 410-957-1600. Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case. Callers may remain anonymous.

The investigation is continuing. 


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would hope that anyone who has an info whether they think it's relevant or not would have gone to investigators by now. You know if the killing involved a police officer "eye witnesses" would be crawling out of the woodwork. For the sake of this young man's family who are craving answers pretend the shooter/shooters were police officers and go to investigators ASAP.

Anonymous said...

I would never walk downtown Pocomoke after the sun goes down... scary place.

Anonymous said...

This should shut all the hudats up.Hudat? Hu it is?Now you know stupid.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Chief Hardin is hiding in his office instead of getting out and seeing what's going on in this town. I've heard it over and over again that he's only here for a paycheck, and I agree.

Anonymous said...

@11:38, you need to go get a job, hobby or something, your brain is wasting away.

Anonymous said...

At least tax payers dont have to worry about him returning to prison. Look at why he was locked up and maybe that will point you in some direction.

Anonymous said...

Can't the Pocomoke PD handle their own investigations?

Anonymous said...

Pocomoke needs to get rid of Harden and hire a Public Safety Director who oversees Police, Fire and EMS.

Anonymous said...

Heard the shooter is from Virginia, and victim was robbing people also the guy who got shot a week ago in Pocomoke he also robbed.

Anonymous said...

2:25-Do you EVER have an original thought,or is your every response a knee jerk reaction to someone else's comment?

Anonymous said...

Ididindonunuffin gang lol