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Man found shot dead in Halfway area home

October 22, 2004|by PEPPER BALLARD and MARLO BARNHART

pepperb@herald-mail.com

marlob@herald-mail.com

A 28-year-old man was found shot to death in his Halfway area home late Thursday and his death has been ruled a homicide, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said this morning.

"There was significant trauma," said Capt. Doug Mullendore of the victim, Ali Aubae Robinson.

At least one gunshot wound was found on the body which was sent to Baltimore for an autopsy shortly after discovery by Robinson's live-in girlfriend at 10:38 p.m. in their rented home at 10719 Timothy Drive.

Mullendore said Carrie Nicole Simmons, 24, called police when she arrived home and found Robinson.

"She (Robinson) let us in but denied us the right to search the home last night," Mullendore said this morning. A search warrant was obtained and served this morning, he said.

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Deputy First Class Chris Weaver, investigator, said at the scene this morning the investigation is continuing. He would not say whether a weapon was found in the house.

"It's being treated as a homicide," Weaver said.

The one-story house with tan siding and brown shutters is in a development off Bower Avenue in Halfway.

Two SUVs parked in the driveway this morning - a Lincoln Navigator and a Ford Explorer - had crime scene tape surrounding them.

Weaver and Cpl. Roy Harsh, Jeff Kercheval with Western Maryland Regional Crime Lab and several uniform officers were at the scene last night. Investigator Kenny Barnhart accompanied the body to Baltimore, Mullendore said.

Police are asking neighbors who may have heard or seen something suspicious before 10:30 p.m. to call them at 240-313-2100.

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