A Street man was fatally shot early Monday morning in what police said appeared to be a targeted home invasion.
According to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home in the 1200 block of Trappe Road in Street just after 1 a.m. for a report of a home invasion. Arriving at the scene, deputies found Thomas Anderson, 38, dead of a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
Anderson’s family was home at the time of the incident, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Michael Crabbs said; his wife sustained a minor injury and refused treatment at the scene. The family told investigators that several unknown suspects broke through the home’s front door and confronted Anderson. Anderson was shot during the altercation, and died of his wounds at the scene.
Crabbs said that a “very preliminary” investigation found that Anderson appears to have been targeted; however, it is not clear whether he knew the suspects.
Check back with The Dagger for more on this developing story.
From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
(August 4, 2014, Street, MD) – On Monday, August 4, 2014 shortly after 1:00 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1200 block of Trappe Road, Street, Maryland 21154 for a call of a Home Invasion.
Upon arrival they located 38-year-old Thomas Anderson deceased in the residence. Witnesses at the scene advised shortly after 1:00 a.m., several unknown individuals broke into the residence via the front door and confronted Mr. Anderson. During the confrontation Anderson was shot in the upper torso and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The investigation in continuing and detectives are seeking additional information. Anyone having information is asked to contact either the Sheriff’s Office Northern Precinct at 410-692-7880 or online or via text using the following:
Website/Email: Submit a tip online at http://www.harfordsheriff.org/wanted
Text message: Metro Crime Stoppers – Text “CRIMES” (274637). Begin the message “MCS” then add the information.
Phone: Harford Crime Solvers – Call 1-888-540-8477