Domestic Murder-Suicide Attempt Leaves One Dead, One Critical

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC)– An early morning murder-suicide attempt in Annapolis left the shooter dead and his victim, his estranged wife, in critical condition Monday.

Anne Arundel County police were called to the 300 block of Harry S. Truman Parkway shortly after 1 a.m., where they found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds.

The man, 50-year-old Calvin Cofield of Bowie, was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman, 43-year old Tracy Lynn West of Crownsville, was taken to Shock Trauma.

An investigation revealed that Cofield went to West’s place of employment, shot her, then shot himself. Detectives have not yet identified a motive.

The investigation is ongoing.

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