Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson, aged 52, tragically lost his life in a shooting incident on Thursday evening, as confirmed by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland.
At around 8 p.m., law enforcement responded to a shooting report in the 19100 block of Olde Waterford Road, situated in Hagerstown, Maryland, which is approximately 80 miles northwest of Baltimore.
Authorities revealed that the victim, an adult male, was discovered in the driveway of a residence, bearing what seemed to be gunshot wounds. He was rushed to Meritus Medical Center for medical attention but, regrettably, succumbed to his injuries shortly after, as detailed in an official statement from law enforcement.
The investigation into this tragic event is currently underway. The authorities have not released any additional information regarding potential suspects at this time.
Judge Andrew Wilkinson has been serving in the 4th Judicial Circuit of Washington County since January 10, 2020, as indicated in his professional biography.
State Delegate Neil Parrott expressed his shock and sadness on social media, specifically on Twitter, saying, “The news of Judge Andrew Wilkinson’s shooting is devastating. It appears that he was the victim of multiple gunshots and has sadly passed away. Law enforcement is actively pursuing the perpetrator. Let us keep our thoughts and prayers with our police and the family of Judge Wilkinson during this trying time.”
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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a press conference will be held to provide more information about the case, though the specific date and time have not been disclosed.