Deputies say Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson was found with gunshot wounds in his driveway. He later died at the hospital.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Deputies are investigating after a judge was shot to death at his home in Hagerstown Thursday night.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson was shot and killed in the 19000 block of Olde Waterford Road. He was found in the driveway with gunshot wounds. He was taken to Meritus Medical Center for treatment, where he later died from his injuries.
Very little is known about the deadly shooting at this time. Authorities have said they are investigating the shooting as a homicide.
Sheriff’s deputies said on Friday morning they are searching for Pedro Argote in connection to the deadly shooting. They say he may be driving a silver Mercedes with license plate 4EH0408.
State delegate Neil Parrott (R-MD) took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to say police are actively searching for the gunman.
“Please pray for our police and for Judge Wilkinson’s family at this time,” Parrott said.
Wilkinson has been a judge with the 4th Judicial Circuit since January 10, 2020. He was born in Agana, Guam in 1971 and later attended the University of North Carolina before getting his J.D. at the Emory University School of Law in 1997.
Anyone with information regarding Wilkinson’s death can contact the sheriff’s office at 240-313-4345.
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