Homicide in Pylesville
(Pylesville, MD – Tuesday, August 12, 2008) — Shortly after 9pm, Sunday, August 10, 2008, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call for shots fired in the 1200 block of Harkins Road in Pylesville, MD. Upon arrival, they discovered Christopher Lee Fritsche, 34, of Havre de Grace, MD with a gun shot wound to his head. Fritsche was attending a birthday party for his daughter in the home of his estranged wife’s boyfriend, Kevin J Sorrick, 36, of the 1200 block of Harkins Road. The birthday party had wound down and a few people were still at the house when an argument started. The fight became heated and resulted in Sorrick shooting Fritsche with a rifle.
Emergency medical personnel from the Norrisville Fire Company responded to the scene and at 9:20pm confirmed Fritsche’s death as a result of a gunshot wound to the head.
The suspect, Kevin Sorrick was subsequently taken into custody by Sheriff’s Office deputies and charged with 1st Degree Murder. He is currently being held at the Harford County Detention Center pending a bail hearing.