Judge Andrew F. Wilkinson Killed in Maryland

Judge Andrew F Wilkinson Killed in Maryland | ltc-a

The police in Maryland were investigating the killing of a judge, Andrew F. Wilkinson of the Washington County Circuit Court, on Thursday evening, officials said.

Judge Wilkinson, 52, died after being found with what appeared to be gunshot wounds, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement early Friday, calling his death a homicide.

The associate judge was in the driveway of a residence at about 8 p.m. when deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 19100 block of Olde Waterford Road, in Hagerstown, a city in western Maryland, the sheriff’s office said.

He was sent to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, where he was pronounced dead, the sheriff’s office said.

Neil Parrott, a Maryland state delegate who represents parts of Washington County, said on social media that the police were searching for the suspect.

“We are a courthouse of six judges,” said Administrative Judge Brett R. Wilson, a colleague of Judge Wilkinson’s. “We all know each other very well.”

A profile of Judge Wilkinson on the circuit court’s website said that he was born in Guam in 1971 and joined the court in January 2020.

The sheriff’s office did not include any additional details about the killing in its statement, saying that the case was under investigation.