LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — On September 4, 2022, at 3:57 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the reported home invasion with shots fired in the 21500 block of Old Missouri Avenue in Lexington Park.

Upon arrival a nine-year-old was located suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

The victim was transported to an area trauma center for treatment and is in stable condition.

Detectives and Crime Lab personnel from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Preliminary investigation determined two suspects forced entry to the residence and discharged at least one firearm at the occupants, striking the victim.

No additional injuries have been reported.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Daniel Sidorowicz at (301) 475-4200 extension 78043 or by email at Daniel.Sidorowicz@stmarysmd.com.

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).

Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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    1. “It’s only going to get worse. Get your conceal carry permit. A lot of people are getting them. It’s time to start fighting back.”

      You don’t need one in your home.

      1. Truth! Band together and fix the problem – I’m a gun owner but that’s not the answer; violence begets more violence. Start getting rid of the scum or you’re gonna end up with gangs like PG or Sterling VA.

  1. Something just don’t sound right….especially if others were in that area of entry and that neighborhood…WOW.

    1. I’m a democrat and I disagree heartily. Don’t make generalizations. Instead of insults why don’t YOU do something?

  2. Makes no difference where you live gun violence is everywhere, arming yourself may make you feel safe and still fall as a victim. Get your spirit right with God, the only one that can change minds and hearts

  3. So distressing to see these comments. It’s heartbreaking to see this happening in our dear St.Mary’s .
    Rather then post snide comments why not offer solutions and support for a community in distress.

    1. What do you propose?? I know! Get a army of bulldozers and start with the traffic light at St. Andrews rd and bulldoze everything to the third gate and start over

  4. It’s really sad how Lexington Park has deteriorated. When I lived there, it was NOTHING like this. I visited a few years ago, right before COVID, and if I had been beamed down to the city, I’d have no idea where I was. What can be done to repair the once lovely area? Instead of insults, why don’t the residents and cops come up with a plan?

  5. it has become an everyday event in the park. what a shame! need to clean the streets.and hold the thugs at task and put them away for good. our justice system in this county needs to step up and protect the law abiding citizens hoping Jami Sterling and whom ever Judge will see to that. a slap on the hand will not due.

  6. It’s that three oaks shelter?? I thought that is supposed to be a safe place? Bad enough our teens are getting shot but now a 9yr old??

  7. We need to come together as a community and hold the repeat criminals accountable time to look at our local justice system. The police arrest them
    the judges continually let them out with no consequences. This needs to stop, you read about the same repeat offenders time and time again let out again and again to repeat the same crimes. County Sheriffs has meetings and no one in that community shows up, seems they don’t care.

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