Police Investigate Possible Murder-Suicide. Man Dead, Female at Shock Trauma

Update (Jan. 28; 10:45 a.m.): Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Lt. T.J. Smith said that the early morning shooting around 1 a.m. in the 300 block of Truman Parkway is likely an isolated domestic incident. Smith identified the female victim as Tracy Lynn West, 43, of Crownsville. She remains in critical condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Smith said that police arrived at the scene to find a male and a female had been shot inside a business. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. He is identified at Calvin Cofield, 50, of Bowie. Cofield is the estranged husband of West. West was taken to Shock Trauma in life-threatening condition.

Police have determined that Cofield went to the West’s place of employment, shot her and the shot himself. Smith said that detectives are continuing to investigate and have not identified a motive.

Police have asked that anyone with information should call the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-8610.

Original Post (Jan. 28; 8:30 a.m.): Anne Arundel County Police confirm that officers from the Southern District responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis overnight. This location is between Riva Road and Admiral Cochran Lane. The call came in around 1 a.m. on Monday morning. 

Police spokesman Lt. Frank Tewey said that, on arrival, police found a man and woman with gunshot wounds. Police investigators believe the incident to be domestic-related.

The original call for emergency transport, according to ALERTPAGE.com, requested flyout service for a 40-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the head. That was at 1:21 a.m.  Four minutes later, flyout was aborted due to weather and the female was taken by land/ambulance to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Tewey said that she remains in critical condition at the hospital in Baltimore.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives were called in and they are actively investigating the case, Tewey said. No additional details are available at this time.

This story will be updated as facts become available.

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