- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
A man and woman are in stable condition following an apparent-murder suicide attempt early Tuesday morning, during which they were both shot in the upper body by their son, who was later found dead in the couples’ Waldorf home after turning the gun on himself.
Officers found the body of Shea Camya Proctor, 33, when they entered the Huntington neighborhood home at 9:15 a.m., more than four hours after the shooting was reported, Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said. Proctor had “what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” and a revolver was found near his body, she added.
Proctor’s mother called police around 5 a.m. to report an ongoing assault involving herself, her husband and Proctor, but by the time officers arrived at the home on Seagrape Court, she said the incident had escalated into a shooting, Richardson said.
It appeared to officers as if Proctor’s stepfather, 47, and mother, 51, were both shot inside their home but fled outdoors in opposite directions, he toward Pine Cone Circle and she down Seagrape Court.
Both victims were taken from the scene by ambulance, loaded onto a helicopter and flown to a hospital, where they each were listed in critical condition.
They were initially listed in critical condition but eventually stabilized. As of Tuesday afternoon it appeared both would survive their injuries, and police had begun speaking with Proctor’s mother, Richardson said.
Proctor’s whereabouts were unknown for two hours until officers on the scene received indications that he was still inside the home.
Police tried unsuccessfully to establish contact with anyone inside the house, but at 9:15 a.m. officers with the department’s Emergency Services Team entered the home and found Proctor’s body in an upstairs bedroom.