Judge Andrew Wilkinson, a renowned figure in Maryland’s Circuit Court, was fatally shot at his Washington County residence on Thursday evening.
Around 8 p.m., emergency services rushed to Olde Waterford Road following reports of a shooting. They discovered Judge Wilkinson, aged 52, in his driveway, critically wounded from multiple gunshots. Despite immediate medical attention and transportation to a local hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.
Having served as an associate judge in the Washington County Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, since January 10, 2020, Wilkinson’s death comes as a shock to the community. His commitment to public service was evident beyond the courtroom; he was actively involved in youth sports, coaching soccer, and assisting with baseball in Hagerstown. Additionally, he had been a devoted member of the St. Ann Catholic Church for several decades.
As Reported by CBS News, the tragic event is currently under intensive investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, which is treating it as a deliberate homicide. While details about potential suspects remain undisclosed, the community has been advised to exercise caution.
Local representative, State Del. Neil Parrott, expressed his grief over the shocking incident, urging the public to extend their thoughts and prayers to the judge’s bereaved family. He also emphasized the urgency of the ongoing manhunt for the assailant.
Further insights into the investigation are anticipated to be shared in an imminent press conference by the sheriff’s office.