One dead, two wounded in Port Deposit shooting

January 08, 2013

A Port Deposit man was killed and an Edgewood woman was critically wounded, allegedly by the woman's estranged husband, who was also critically wounded when he tried unsuccessfully to kill himself after a confrontation Monday night at the dead man's house in Port Deposit.

Timothy S. Hammons, 48, was found murdered inside his house in the 200 block of Craigtown Road in Port Deposit, shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to Maryland State Police from the North East Barack.

When troopers arrived, they found a woman, identified as Eileen L. Roland, 56, of the 2400 block of Philadelphia Road in Edgewood, on the front porch with a gunshot wound to her upper torso, according to a State Police media release.

Inside, Mr. Hammons was on the floor; he had been shot in the chest. He was unresponsive, according to the release, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Roland was flown by state police Medevac to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with life-threatening injuries. She was undergoing surgery early Tuesday, a State Police spokesman said.

The alleged shooter had gotten into an argument at the Craigtown Road home and pulled out an unidentified firearm and shot Mr. Hammons and Roland, state police said. He left before troopers arrived, but was found a short distance away with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., with life-threatening injuries.

The alleged shooter has not been named by police because no charges have been filed as the investigation continues. State Police are waiting to release his name pending charges being filed, which will be determined by his medical condition, according to Sgt. Marc Black, a spokesman for the State Police, who said the shooter was also in surgery earlier Tuesday morning.

Multiple sources confirmed, however, the alleged shooter is William "Gary" Roland, Eileen Roland's estranged husband, who lives in Street.

William Roland works for the Harford County Department of Public Works, according to county spokesman Robert Thomas.

Investigators are looking into possible motives in the shooting.

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