Morris Edward Cotton III

Murder Suspect Arrested at Scene of Fatal Shooting in Somerset County, Maryland

CRISFIELD, MD – The Maryland State Police (MSP) arrested a man Sunday morning in connection to the fatal shooting of a woman in Somerset County. 

The suspect, Morris Edward Cotton III, 42, of Marion Station, Maryland, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and related charges.  Cotton will be held at the Somerset County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.  

Shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday morning October 1, 2023, MSP troopers from the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack responded to a residence on the 28800 block of Hudson Corner Road in Marion Station, Maryland for a report of a female who was shot. According to a preliminary investigation, troopers and officers from the Crisfield Police Department arrived on scene and witnessed Cotton exit the residence.

Cotton was taken into custody at the scene.

Photo of the accused provided by the Maryland State Police.

Police entered the residence to look for the victim. The victim, identified as Amy Jean Uff, 53, of Marion Station, Maryland, was located inside the home.

She was declared deceased at the scene by emergency medical services personnel.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit will lead the investigation.

The case remains under investigation. 


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