Gunman couldn’t shoot straight but he was able to assault cop and spray gunfire into residence and passing vehicles
LEXINGTON PARK, MD. – A Lexington Park resident with no prior criminal record in Maryland.
St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on October 13, 2016, at 7:40 a.m. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Maryland State Police responded to Mayfaire Lane in Lexington Park for reports of shots fired.
Cameron reports that the preliminary investigation has revealed the suspect, Michael Vincent Moore, 55, of 21280 Mayfaire Lane, Unit 103, Lexington Park, Md., allegedly fired multiple rounds into an apartment door at the Park Villas Apartments. One occupant was inside the apartment at the time the shots were fired.
The victim was uninjured in spite of the best efforts of the gunman. Moore then fled the scene and fired rounds at a motor vehicle on Pegg Road. Moore returned to the apartment complex, where he was met by law enforcement officers and taken into custody. Moore assaulted Detective Michael Boyer who received minor injuries.
Police say the driver of the motor vehicle was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for the treatment of injuries caused by the motor vehicle’s window shattering – not from gunshots, but from the gunfire blowing out the glass. The cause of injury to the motorist was carefully noted, a difference Cameron was careful to make, for some reason, in his report.
Moore was charged by Deputy Scott D. Ruest with Attempted First Degree Murder, Home Invasion, Three Counts of First Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Two Counts of Use of Firearm in Violent Crime, Second Degree Assault on Law Enforcement Officer, Handgun on Person, Handgun in Vehicle and Reckless Endangerment from Car. Additional charges are pending.
Moore is currently incarcerated in the St. Mary’s County Adult Detention Center being held on a no bond status.
The Criminal Investigations Division extends appreciation to NCIS for their assistance with the investigation.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident(s) and are asking anyone with information, specifically, anyone who may have witnessed either incident and have not yet spoken to law enforcement, to contact Detective Cory Ellis at 301-475-4200, ext. *8125, or via email Cory.Ellis@stmarysmd.com. Callers may also call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333 (callers can remain anonymous, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).
Moore had no earlier criminal charges on his record. He was charged on Feb. 2, 2016, with driving while suspended on Great Mills Road by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Deputy V. Pontorno and paid a $150 fine on April 11, 2016.