The deceased was identified as Malcolm G. Lowrie, 22, of Elkton. He was transported from the scene by ambulance to Christiana Hospital where he later died.
At about 10:45 p.m. yesterday, Maryland State Police at the North East Barrack were dispatched to the unit-block of Navajo Trail North, Elkton, for the report of a shooting. Troopers and EMS personnel arrived at the single family home and found the victim had been struck by gunfire.
Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators responded to the scene and began the investigation. Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators were subsequently called in and are continuing the investigation. Preliminary information indicates the victim was visiting at the home, when two or more persons entered the residence. It is unclear at this time if they forced their way in, or were granted access. Witnesses say an altercation ensued between one of the suspects and the victim before he was shot.
There were five adults, including the victim, and four children in the home when the suspects entered. No one else in the home was injured.
State Police crime scene technicians are still processing the scene this morning, after investigators obtained a search warrant. Investigators continue to interview residents of the home and neighbors to develop more information.
Anyone with information about this homicide is urged to contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP, or Maryland State Police at the North East Barrack at 410-996-7800. Callers may remain anonymous. The investigation is continuing.