The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting of a Cecil County man last night.
The deceased is identified as David Everson, 41, of the 100 block of Elk Forrest Road in Elkton. After sustaining an apparent gunshot wound, he was pronounced dead by emergency responders at the scene. Everson has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. last night, the Maryland State Police North East Barrack received a
9-1-1 call from Everson’s ex-wife. She was calling from inside the residence where the shooting took place. She told police her ex-husband, Everson, had pulled into her driveway and was beating on the door.
Troopers from the North East Barrack were dispatched to the residence, located in the unit block of Vanderlyn Drive in Chesapeake City. The ex-wife, while on the phone with police, reported Everson was trying to enter the home.
Upon police arrival, the shooter was standing in the doorway of the residence holding a .22 caliber rifle and yelling for help. The shooter is married to the ex-wife.
Everson was found lying at the bottom of the outside steps with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. Emergency medical providers on scene began lifesaving efforts. Everson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The preliminary investigation reveals Everson and the caller had been previously married. On the night of the shooting, police learned Everson was sending text messages to his ex-wife, the caller, threatening to come to the home and hurt her husband.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m., Everson reportedly pulled into the driveway of the residence and started blowing his horn. He exited his car and walked to the house and banged on the door. Everson allegedly entered the home with a key. The husband was standing in the living room when he fired a .22 caliber rifle at Everson who had just entered the house. The ex-wife and four children were inside the home at the time of the incident.
The Office of the Cecil County State’s Attorney was consulted. There have been no charges placed at this time.
Troopers from the North East Barrack and crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensics Division responded to the scene. The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and the North East Barrack Criminal Investigation Section continues the investigation.
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