Maryland Circuit Court Judge Wilkinson Fatally Shot at Home

Update (0930 EST, October 20th):

Pedro Argote has been named as the suspect police area searching for.

Update (0709 EST, October 20th): Statement from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

Update (2315 EST): The assailant has still not been apprehended. Local media is reporting that law enforcement has identified the suspect and are searching for him.

At approximately 2100 EST, initial reports indicated that a man had been fatally shot at his residence in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Local media has just reported that the victim appears to be Maryland Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson. WJLA has reported that Maryland State Troopers have been dispatched to protect the homes of other judges.

The assailant reportedly lost custody of his children earlier today as Judge Wilkinson presided over the case.

This is developing.

Tessaron
Tessaron
United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.

MORE FROM ATLAS NEWS

Japanese Diet Enacts Political Funds Reform

On Wednesday, the Japanese Diet adopted a proposed political funds control law following months of debate and intense criticism off the back of a major slush fund scandal plaguing...

Alternativ für Deutschland, Germany’s “Far-Right” Boogeyman

Alternativ fur Deutschland (AfD), a right-wing populist political party known for its anti-immigration and Euroskeptic views has been the source of controversy within the German political system, with opponents claiming the...