Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, along with Maryland State Police and fire / rescue personnel, responded to Block 100 in Marydell Drive, Westminster, Maryland, to the report of a 49-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest.
EMS personnel took care of the victim at the scene, but at around 1:38 PM, the man was pronounced dead.
The victim was identified as Stephen Hartman, who lived at the Mardell Road address.
Initial investigations by the Major Crimes Unit of the Carroll County Police Office revealed that the suspect was Lucas Hartman, 21, of the same address, and the son of the victim. Lucas Hartman is accused of shooting Stephen Hartman multiple times with a 9mm firearm. He was charged with:
First degree murder
Using a firearm to commit a violent crime
The Major Crimes Unit of the Carroll County Police Office continues an investigation. At this time, there is no threat to the public.