GLEN BURNIE (WJZ) – A double tragedy struck a family Wednesday when police said a young man fatally shot his father in a hospital parking lot before shooting himself and taking his own life.
Police said the victim, 39-year-old Kintrell McEachern Sr., was shot multiple times and as he lay dead in the parking lot at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, his son, Kintrell, 24 years old McEachern Jr., drove away.
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Radio transmissions among first responders revealed that the shooting occurred in the parking lot around 5:30 p.m. and the son left the scene in a black SUV.
Officials then tracked the son to a wooded area about 12 kilometers away in Baltimore County near Woodland Drive and South Rolling Road, where they found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police told WJZ that eldest brother McEachern was visiting a relative at the hospital and the shooting happened after an argument between the father and son.
Police said that after the shooting, family members were also present at the hospital.
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Marc Limansky told Police Anne Arundel: “It was a very hectic situation. “There were a lot of members at the scene. This is a very traumatic incident that they were aware of, or would have witnessed if they had been together when the shooting happened, so everyone is very upset.”
WJZ spoke to a woman who said she was the sister of the man killed in the parking lot, and that the man who pulled the trigger was her nephew.
Off camera, she told WJZ that her brother was at the hospital to visit their mother, and the family is currently grieving.
In a press release, Anne Arundel County Sheriff said they recovered a handgun near the body of McEachern Jr. and it is the “…supposed murder weapon” to be analyzed. The ministry said the investigation is still ongoing.
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The shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-222-4731 or the Metro Crime Stop at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
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