After leading police on a short chase and ultimately being shot himself, a Maryland man wanted for two fatal shootings is in custody.
It was reported that a man was suffering from gunshot wounds on Dec. 8 at around 7:15 p.m. When police arrived at the scene on Pleasant Street, they discovered Taijay Brian Daniels, 24, who had been shot in the head and torso. He was pronounced dead on scene shortly after the police arrived.
In the evening, around 10 p.m., officers responded to another shooting, this time on High Street, where they found Lory Eugene Fields, 69, lying on the ground, shot in the head. He was also pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect, later identified as Tramelle Lamar Williams, allegedly shot the victims while robbing them, according to a preliminary investigation.
Williams, 22, matched the description of the suspect wanted for the murders of Daniels and Fields when police received reports of a burglary in progress on High Street on Friday night.
Williams fled on foot after officers approached him on High Street as he attempted to break into Fields’ vehicle.
The Cambridge Police officer then shot Williams after Williams pulled a gun, according to police.
EMS crews transported the suspect to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury, Maryland.
Police are investigating Williams’ officer-involved shooting, for which he was charged with first- and second-degree murder.