CAROLINE CO. MURDER UNDER INVESTIGATION
The victim is identified as Anthony C. Abner, Jr., 21, of the 100-block of Brooklyn Avenue, Federalsburg, Md. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators were contacted early this morning by the Federalsburg Police Department and asked to assume the investigation into the death of Abner. The preliminary investigation indicates that shortly before midnight on September 25, 2012, Federalsburg Police Department officers were dispatched to the 200-block of East Central Avenue, Federalsburg, for the report of a body seen lying on the pavement in front of the business located there. When they arrived, officers found Abner’s body, which had sustained at least one apparent gunshot wound. EMS personnel were called and pronounced him dead.
State Police Homicide Unit investigators have continued the investigation throughout the night. They have been assisted by State Police crime scene technicians and Easton Barrack criminal investigators, as well as by members of the Federalsburg Police Department, Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, and the Caroline County Drug Task Force. The Caroline County State’s Attorney was also notified and responded to the scene.
Investigators contacted residents in the area and have been interviewing family and friends of the victim. It is believed the victim may have been living in Federalsburg for less than a month, after moving there from Seaford, Delaware.
There is no known motive for this murder and no suspects have been arrested at this time. Anyone who may have witnessed this shooting, or may have information about the victim is urged to contact Maryland State Police immediately at 410-819-4747 or 410-822-3101.