MURDER INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY IN WICOMICO COUNTY MARYLAND

(SALISBURY, MD) April 4, 2016 — State, county and city police in Wicomico County are searching this morning for the person or persons responsible for an overnight shooting that left one man dead.

The victim is identified as Irvonte C. Jones, 24, of Salisbury, Md. Jones was pronounced dead after being transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Shortly before 10:00 p.m. yesterday, troopers from the Salisbury Barrack were dispatched to the 1000-block of Pierce Avenue, Salisbury, for a reported shooting. Troopers met the owner of the single family home, who said she had just arrived at the residence and found her boyfriend, Jones, lying unresponsive in a bedroom. Jones had sustained what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds and was transported by EMS personnel to the hospital.

Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators responded to conduct the investigation. State Police crime scene technicians spent the night processing the scene for evidence, after a search warrant was obtained. Investigators continue to interview neighbors and family members. A member of the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office responded to the scene and continues to work with investigators. Additional assistance is being provided by the Wicomico County Bureau of Investigation and the State Police Gang Enforcement Unit.

The preliminary investigation indicates Jones was alone in the home when he was shot. A suspect description has not been developed at this time. A motive has not been identified. It is unclear yet if the person or persons responsible forced their way into the home, or were let in by the victim.

State Police investigators urge anyone with information about this victim or the person(s) responsible for his death to contact Lower Eastern Shore Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776, or the Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101. Callers may remain anonymous.

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