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1 dead, 1 hurt

suspect sought

November 15, 2004|by SCOTT BUTKI

scottb@herald-mail.com

WILLIAMSPORT - Deputies responding to a domestic violence call in Williamsport this morning found a 44-year-old woman outside her home, injured from a gunshot wound, and a 46-year-old man shot dead inside the home, Washington County Sheriff's Capt. Doug Mullendore said.

Based on witness reports, a suspect has been identified and was being sought this morning, Mullendore said.

A temporary felony warrant had been issued for Steven Linn Barr, 41, of Hamilton Boulevard in Hagerstown, Mullendore said. Charges were being filed against Barr, he said. Temporary felony warrants are issued in major felony crimes to authorize law enforcement to hold a suspect, Mullendore said.

Barr is not related to either of the shooting victims, Mullendore said.

The two victims were also not related to each other, he said.

The Sheriff's Department received a call at 3:20 a.m. to respond to a domestic violence incident at 12057 Kemps Mill Road in Williamsport, Mullendore said.

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When deputies arrived, they found Cathy Louise Myers, 44, outside her home, he said. She had been shot at least once, Mullendore said.

She was taken to Washington County Hospital and later taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Mullendore said.

Myers was listed in critical condition this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

During the disturbance, Myers' 12-year-old daughter and 17-year-old daughter left the house and went to a neighbor's home, where one of them called 911, Mullendore said.

Mullendore said the Special Response Team was called in and they entered the home at 4:45 a.m.

Inside, they found the 46-year-old man dead, Mullendore said. Police were not releasing the identity of the victim until his family could be notified, Mullendore said.

Mullendore would not say how many times the two victims had been shot.

The crime is being treated as a homicide and an attempted homicide, he said.

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