April 29, 2016
(HURLOCK, MD) – A search is underway for a known suspect as Maryland State Police continue their investigation into the murder of a Dorchester County man who was shot this afternoon in Hurlock, Md.
The victim is identified as Floyd Cain, Jr, 45, of the 4200 block of Railroad Avenue in Hurlock, Maryland. His body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Wilmington, Delaware for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The known suspect is identified as Brandon Milton, 33, of the 4700 block of Jones Village Road in Hurlock. After consultation with the Dorchester County State’s Attorney, Milton is being charged with first and second degree murder. The Maryland State Police Apprehension Team is attempting to locate the suspect at this time.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m. today, officers from the Hurlock Police Department responded to 911 calls reporting shots fired in the area of the 200 block of Gold Rush Lane in Hurlock, Md. Responding officers found the victim inside the residence, suffering from at least two gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Delaware where he was later pronounced dead.
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was requested to respond and take the lead on this investigation. Additional assistance is being provided by State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators, the Dorchester Narcotics Task Force, as well as detectives, officers and deputies from the Hurlock Police Department and Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office. State Police crime scene technicians processed the shooting scene.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was outside of the apartment complex when the shooting occurred. Witnesses on the scene informed investigators they observed Milton shoot the victim twice with a black handgun.
Investigators have been interviewing witnesses and residents in the area throughout the night. Crime scene evidence has been transported to the State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime laboratory for analysis.
Anyone with information about this murder or the whereabouts of Brandon Milton is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101, or Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776. Callers may remain anonymous.
Pictured is the suspect.