Man shot in Hagerstown dies

November 16, 2007|By ERIN JULIUS

HAGERSTOWN - The man shot early Wednesday at the Washington Gardens apartment complex was taken off life support Thursday afternoon, according to his brother, Michael Samuelson.

Hagerstown Police confirmed Thursday that Christopher Samuelson, 43, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., was shot once at the apartment complex at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday.

Sgt. Paul Kifer confirmed Thursday that Samuelson was taken off life support. The body was being taken to Baltimore for an autopsy, Kifer said.

Samuelson was in the Hagerstown area for a construction job, Kifer said Wednesday afternoon.

The brothers had been in Hagerstown doing construction work for about a month, Michael Samuelson said Thursday afternoon.

They were staying in a hotel near the construction site in the area of Maugans Avenue, Michael Samuelson said.

Investigators were not sure why Samuelson was in the Washington Gardens area. Michael Samuelson declined to comment about why his brother was at the apartment complex.


Christopher Samuelson, who had a 22-year-old daughter, did not want a funeral, his brother said.

Michael Samuelson planned to stay in Pennsylvania with family for a while before returning to his construction job in Hagerstown, he said.

Officers canvassed the apartment complex Wednesday, talking to residents and trying to identify potential witnesses. No suspects had been identified by Thursday evening, Kifer said.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700, ext. 234, or e-mail

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