MURDER USA: Duel on Christmas Eve in Colton’s Point between Michael Allen Bruce Sr. and Roger Bruce ends with more business for undertakers
UPDATE: Police reveal names of duelers at Colton’s Point Christmas Eve Gunfight
According to Sheriff Tim Cameron, the investigation into the fatal gunfight at Colton’s Point on Christmas Eve, determined Roger Allen Bruce, 66, of New Market, Va., was visiting relatives at the residence when an argument ensued. Roger Bruce, began discharging a firearm towards the homeowner, Michael Allen Bruce Sr., 45, of Dukehearts Creek Road, Colton’s Point, Md. The homeowner returned fire striking Roger Bruce. Lifesaving efforts were initiated by responding law enforcement and rescue squad personnel which were not successful. Roger Bruce, succumbed to his injuries at the scene and was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
COLTON’S POINT, MD. — The infamous Seventh District was the scene of a Christmas Eve murder where family and friends gathered for the holy day but saw the end of days for one of the merrymakers when bullets were exchanged.
St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that on December 24, 2017, at approximately 4:04 PM, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police from the Leonardtown Barrack, responded to a report of a shooting, in the 38000 block of Dukeharts Creek Road, in Colton’s Point, Maryland. Detectives and Crime Lab Technicians from the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to continue the investigation.
The investigation determined a 66-year old male was visiting relatives at the residence when an argument ensued. The 66-year old subject began discharging a firearm towards the homeowner, a 45-year old male. The homeowner returned fire striking the 66-year old male. Lifesaving efforts were initiated by responding law enforcement and rescue squad personnel which were not successful. The 66-year old male succumbed to his injuries at the scene and was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the assigned investigator Detective Corporal Trevor Teague at (301) 475-4200 extension *8128, or by email at Trevor.Teague@st.marysmd.com.