Saturday, March 31, 2018

Troopers Investigating Apparent Attempted Murder-Suicide In Somerset Co.

Troopers Investigating Apparent Attempted Murder-Suicide In Somerset Co.


(CRISFIELD, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating an apparent attempted murder and suicide that left one man dead and one woman wounded this morning in Somerset County.
The victim of the attempted murder is identified as Susan Preston, 44, of Delmar, Maryland. She is currently being treated for apparent gunshot wounds at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The suspect is identified as Gary Preston, 57, of Delmar, Maryland.  He was found deceased with an apparent gunshot wound.  A handgun was found in his possession. He will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy.
At 8:00 a.m. this morning, Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack responded to a call for a shooting reported at a residence in the 2000 block of Silver Lane in Crisfield, Md.  Responding troopers found the female victim at the residence, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. She was immediately transported to the hospital.
The suspect was found lying on the floor of the living room with an apparent gunshot wound. EMS personnel pronounced him deceased at the scene.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victim’s sister called 9-1-1. She was on the phone with her sister, later identified as Susan Preston, when the incident reportedly occurred. Police believe the suspect, for unknown reasons, drove to the victim’s location where the shooting occurred.
State police investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division are conducting an ongoing investigation.  Crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division responded and are processing the scene. Assistance is being provided by the Crisfield Police Department.
There is no motive known at this time for the suspect’s actions. Police determined the victim is the estranged wife of the suspect. Details remain few at this time.
Investigators believe the situation is contained to this attempted murder and suicide.  The investigation is continuing.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this the same Gary Preston that was a Maryland State Trooper assigned to Salisbury Barrack prior to retiring a few years ago?

Jonathan Taylor said...

Yes it is

Anonymous said...

He was my uncle. Mandy Preston

Anonymous said...

He was my uncle Mandy Preston

Anonymous said...

Troopers menal state should be Re Evaluated every Year most of them have Anger issues.

Anonymous said...

It said they lived in Delmar. What are they doing in Crisfield.

Anonymous said...

2:48 The victim was visiting her sister who lives there.

Anonymous said...

Bet you would have issues 10:45 if you did suck a thankless job. Don't say change jobs somebody has to step up to the plate.
Thank you LEO's

Anonymous said...

You have my condolences Mandy. Gary was a great person and Trooper. We worked together and shared many laughs and meals. I’m sorry he couldn’t find peace and happiness in retirement.

Anonymous said...

2600 troopers have anger issues? Name 10 and what they did? Should be easy considering " most" have " anger issues ". You should be able to name 2000 different troopers or a 1000? I'm waiting??

Anonymous said...

Troopers are GLORIFIED ticket Agents

Anonymous said...

Bald win.

Anonymous said...

Wow thanking a murderer.

Anonymous said...

Hey next time you're out pull up to a state pooper and tell him thanks for that headlight ticket..

Anonymous said...

My husband was a Maryland State Police before he retired a few years back. Neither when he worked or since his retirement has he ever had argue issues. Gary was a wonderful friend to many who will miss him dearly. It is very sad how this happened but no one knows what brought it to this point except for Gary and his wife, and she is only going to tell her side of the story. My thoughts and prayers go out to Gary's family for their loss!

Anonymous said...

7:42 all cops are angry. They want to club people, put karate moves on them, then handcuff them and ruin their lives. No more nice Andy Griffin type cops. This country has more people in jail then anywhere else; a lot over some dumb shit.

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows Troopes have Mental issues most of them would write there own mother a ticket they are taught it in traffic school.

Anonymous said...

JT here is a video that I found a video called Truitt vs. Wilbur. This is Dotty Truitt speaking of just a few of the problems that the City and the residents of Salisbury have had with Paul Wilbur and she doesn't even mention the $84 Million wastewater treatment plant he screwed up on. Then Bob Culver turns around and hires this asshole as the county's attorney? What the Hell was Bob Culver doing during all this corruption in the City?

Please post this video to show just an example of Bob Culver's poor leadership acumen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5GvpF5bUrg

Anonymous said...

Please show me where anyone “thanked” him. You’re an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Funny how they solve all of the murders around here.

Anonymous said...

So, because you are the mother of a Trooper, that allows you to break the law? Great reasoning asswipe. What next? Are Troopers mothers excused if they murder someone? If they rob someone? If they rob a bank? Everyone always makes this stupid comment yet don’t even realize they are saying that it’s ok for mothers of law enforcement to break the law.

Anonymous said...

You must not know Baldwin at all. If you did, you would know that he is never “angry”. In fact, he could be accused of being “too nice” to people.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss and you and his family are in our prayers, as well as the other person that was shot.

Anonymous said...

They have nothing else too do or write tickets and there are lots of UNSOLVED MURDERS IN DABURY ASK JT.

Anonymous said...

Lolol
Thanks for the laugh .

Anonymous said...

They have nothing else too do or write tickets and there are lots of UNSOLVED MURDERS IN DABURY ASK JT.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this was tragic for all concerned and no one knows the real story fully and we shall never know his story. The victim is still critical and a lot of family members are affected. As I understand it there were two teen girls in the house at the time.

This man, as bad as what he did was, obviously needed help, but he is the father and uncle of those two girls who are trying to come to grips with this.

People who are 'profiling' law enforcement as having anger issues are probably some of the same ones angry at other profiling. It's no different - when you lump people of like ilk together you are profiling.

Stop it - all this finger pointing and name calling and irrational thinking is slowly killing our society.

Have a little consideration for the family - they don't need to hear all this crap

Anonymous said...

Obama Drms started it.

Anonymous said...

Psychology exams yearly for ALL TROOPERS.

Anonymous said...

The poster was being Sarcastic .

Anonymous said...

He had been retired for THIRTEEN years. Get over yourself.

Anonymous said...

Once a pooper always a pooper AINT that what they always say ?

Anonymous said...

Then don't do dumb shit................