Shooting victim identified, investigation continues

April 21, 2013|By DAVE McMILLION |

A man who died after being shot in an apartment in the 100 block of Randolph Avenue Saturday night has been identified as 26-year-old Steven Andrew Obrien, and police are continuing to investigate his death, a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said Sunday.

Obrien’s body was sent to Baltimore for an autopsy, which determined Obrien died of a gunshot wound, Lt. Tom Langston said.

Langston said he could not go into detail about the nature of Obrien’s wounds.

Police were called at 7:10 p.m. Saturday to the scene, which was a second-floor apartment. A family member found Obrien after he was shot, Langston said.

But the family member did not live in the apartment with Obrien; Langston said he believed Obrien lived there by himself.

Witnesses said they saw two males leaving the area after the shooting, Langston said.

Langston said investigators have not been able to identify the males.

Neighbors reported there has been drug activity in the area, said Langston, adding that police were unaware of the problem.

“That’s definitely an angle we are following up on,” Langston said Sunday afternoon.

A police dog brought to the scene followed a track that was consistent with the direction in which witnesses said the two males fled, Langston said.

The dog followed the track for a few blocks, said Langston, who declined to go into more detail.

“It’s still real early in the investigation,” he said.

Anyone with information about the shooting may call city police at 301-790-3700. Information also can be sent to city police via email at

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