Suspect Sought In Second Salisbury Shooting

June 10, 2017
By

MD State Police
June 10, 2017
(SALISBURY, MD)

State and local police are searching for the person or persons responsible for a second overnight shooting in Wicomico County that left a Salisbury man dead.

The victim is identified as Jaquanta S. Walton, aka Jaquonta Walton, 20, of Salisbury, Md. He was pronounced dead early this morning at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

A suspect or suspect description is not known at this time. Investigators are continuing attempts to develop information about the individual involved.

At about 1:48 a.m. today, officers from the Salisbury Police Department were dispatched to Peninsula Regional Medical Center after personnel there reported a person suffering from a gunshot wound was at the hospital. Officers responded and were told the victim was deceased. The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was requested to assume the investigation.

The preliminary investigation indicates the victim and a friend had been attending a party last night at the VFW, in the 800-block of West Main Street, Salisbury. The establishment closed at 1:00 a.m. and dozens of people, including the victim, were out on the parking lot.

The investigation has developed preliminary information indicating that while the victim was on the parking lot, he was approached by an unknown suspect who shot him at least once in the torso, before fleeing the scene on foot. The victim got into a private vehicle and was driven to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he was dropped off. No one else on the parking lot when the shooting occurred reported being injured.

Maryland State Police crime scene technicians responded to the scene and processed the area for evidence. Investigators continue to conduct interviews and follow-up on leads as they work to determine what happened and who is responsible. The victim’s body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

A motive for the shooting is unknown at this time. Investigators have no indication at this time that this shooting is in any way related to the other fatal shooting in Salisbury that occurred about 45 minutes earlier.

A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in this case by the Lower Eastern Shore Crime Solvers. Persons with information should call 410-548-1776 and may remain anonymous.

Anyone with information about this murder is urged to call Crime Solvers, or contact police immediately at either the State Police Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101, or the Salisbury PD at 410-548-3165. Information may also be provided confidentially on-line at salisburypd.com

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