Harford County Liquor Control Board and state Health Care Commission member Randall Worthington Sr. was killed by an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday morning, police said. He was 59.
According to police reports, Worthington was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in a corn field on the 3200 block of Aldino Road in Churchville shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday by his brother, former Aegis publisher John Worthington IV.
Police said Randall Worthington was found beside the door of a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck and was lying on top of a rifle. Another rifle was found on the vehicle’s hood, and a box of ammunition, a gun cleaning rod, several rounds of ammunition and an unfired bent cartridge were also located.
According to police, John Worthington told deputies that his brother had arrived at their family farm at approximately 7:30 a.m. that morning, an activity in which he regularly engaged. Worthington said his brother had recently returned from a vacation and was scheduled to settle on a house that day.
No foul play is suspected in Worthington’s death, according to Harford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Monica Worrell, and police believe the shooting was self-inflicted but not intentional.
Randall Worthington, a resident of Prescott Court in Havre de Grace, was the president and owner of Forest Hill-based York Insurance Services, Inc. He was appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Health Care Commission in July 2008, and was a member of the Harford County Liquor Control Board. He was a former member of the Maryland Agricultural Commission.