Domestic Assault and Suicide in Aberdeen

[August 4, 2012, Aberdeen, MD] — Shortly after 1:30am on Saturday, August 04, 2012, Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 1300 block of Tralee Circle in Aberdeen, MD for a 911 call regarding a 48 year old female who had just been assaulted and shot in her home by her live in boyfriend. Investigation determined that the victim, a 48 year old female, had fled her residence to a neighbor's house along with her adult daughter, age 22. The 48 year old female's injuries were treated at the scene by medics from the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company before she was transported to University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. She has already been released from the hospital.

The 48 year old female victim told deputies that a second daughter, age 25 was still in the home with the assailant. Deputies were able to make contact with the 25 year old female who had barricaded herself in an upstairs bedroom away from the assailant. By 4:15am, the second daughter, age 25, was extracted without incident from a window by members of the Harford County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team.

At approximately 5am, Harford County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team made entry into the residence and located Elroy Emilo Cole, age 45, in an upstairs bedroom. He was deceased from a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head.

News Release

August 04, 2012


  • Monica A. Worrell

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