MAN WITH A GUN – At approximately 9:10 PM, deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Old Village Road in Mechanicsville. The vehicle had left the roadway and was stuck in a ravine. The driver was armed with a firearm and was threatening suicide. Additional personnel responded to the scene. After a short stand off the subject exited the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident or injury. The subject was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for an emergency evaluation.
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The victim has been positively identified as a 19 year old male from Bear, Delaware. Preliminary investigation and examination of physical evidence at the scene by Troopers has determined that there does not appear to be suspicious circumstances, and foul play is not suspected surrounding his death. The Division of Forensic Science will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The different way, he explained, was to over-exercise himself to death.
“It was the perfect solution to the problem I had, which was I didn’t want the stigma of suicide,” Kruder said.
Kruder’s over-exercising, together with his 17 hour-a-day job as an executive assistant to a three-star admiral, were taking its toll. It was all part of what Kruder, 47, called his “master plan.”
But what he didn’t expect was his family and friends becoming concerned about his 60-pound weight loss as well as his personality changes.
Then, one morning in 2011, Kruder hit rock bottom.
“We were probably days, hours maybe, away from breaking the marriage up,” Kruder said.
Despite the near constant fighting, Todd and Sharon Kruder had kept their wedding rings firmly on their fingers.
In their 24 years of marriage, they rarely, if ever, took them off until that day.
The man is identified as Kevin P. Johnson, 37, of Chester, Md. The positive identification occurred today during the autopsy at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore. Toxicology tests have been ordered as part of the autopsy, so the official cause and manner of death is pending. However, forensic pathologists told investigators their preliminary examination is consistent with what investigators believe was a self-inflicted wound.
The suspect drove up to the woman’s car and began to threaten her. Witnesses reported hearing the man arguing with the woman and then saw him shoot her multiple times. The gunman then turned the weapon on himself.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to the Prince Georges County Police, the suspect wanted for the murder of his wife in an Oxon Hill motel room has been found dead in…