On October 13, 2016, at 7:40 a.m. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Maryland State Police responded to Mayfaire Lane in Lexington Park for reports of shots fired.
The preliminary investigation has revealed the suspect, Michael Vincent Moore, age 55, fired multiple rounds into an apartment door at the Park Villas Apartments (formally Mayfaire apartments). One occupant was inside the apartment at the time the shots were fired. The victim was uninjured. Moore then fled the scene and fired rounds at a motor vehicle on Pegg Road. Moore returned to the apartment complex, where he was met by law enforcement officers and taken into custody. Moore assaulted Detective Michael Boyer who received minor injuries.
The driver of the motor vehicle was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for the treatment of injuries caused by the motor vehicle’s window shattering – not gun shots.
Sheriff Tim Cameron, who was on the scene, thanks, T-Bone and Heather for helping to disseminate the information to the community, Maryland State Police and Patuxent River Police for their assistance, in addition to the community for their cooperation during the investigation.
After a review with State’s Attorney Richard Fritz, Moore has been charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Home Invasion, Three Counts of First Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Two Counts of Use of Firearm in Violent Crime, Second Degree Assault on Law Enforcement Officer, Handgun on Person, Handgun in Vehicle and Reckless Endangerment from Car. Additional charges are pending.
Moore is currently incarcerated in the St. Mary’s County Adult Detention Center being held on a no bond status.
The Criminal Investigations Division extends appreciation to NCIS for their assistance with the investigation.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident(s) and are asking anyone with information. Specifically, anyone who may have witnessed either incident and have not yet spoken to law enforcement, to contact Detective Cory Ellis at 301-475-4200, ext. *8125, or via email Cory.Ellis@stmarysmd.com. Callers may also call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333 (callers can remain anonymous, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).
|Michael V. Moore|