Deputies Investigate Suspicious Shooting in Joppa
Victim Died Shortly After Midnight on New Year's Eve
[January 1, 2014, Joppa, MD] — On December 31, 2013 at 9:53pm, Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Gilmor Road, Joppa, for a report of a subject inside a private residence suffering from a gunshot wound. Deputies arrived to find a 52 year-old female on her living room floor observing further that she had been shot. Deputies secured the scene and began rendering emergency medical care. Paramedics from the Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company had also responded with police and assumed caring for the patient. The victim was initially transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and then later transferred to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. She was pronounced dead shortly after midnight January 1, 2014.
Sheriff's detectives were called to the scene and are investigating the scene as well as interviewing family and witnesses to ascertain what had occurred. While the victim has been identified, and her family has been notified, detectives are not releasing any additional information pending an autopsy. The body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy and a determination of the manner and cause of death.