Title: Suspect’s Abandoned Mercedes Found, Authorities Continue Search for Maryland Judge’s Killer
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In a recent development in the search for the suspect wanted for the killing of Maryland Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson, a silver Mercedes linked to the suspect was discovered abandoned in a wooded area. The discovery was made by a vigilant resident, further intensifying the manhunt for the perpetrator named Pedro Argote.
The vehicle, identified as a silver 2009 Mercedes GL 450 with the Maryland registration 4EH0408, is believed to have been left there early last week. Washington County Sheriff Brian Albert addressed concerns about the suspect’s potential presence, stating that it is possible that Argote is no longer in the area. However, law enforcement officials are actively combing through the surrounding hundreds of acres to ascertain the community’s safety.
Emphasizing public safety, officials have assured the community that they are not at risk while the search continues. During a press conference, Sheriff Albert displayed confidence in capturing the 49-year-old suspect, emphasizing that it is only a matter of time before Argote is apprehended. To aid in their efforts, authorities have urged the public to avoid the search area and report any information to local law enforcement.
The incident unfolded last Thursday evening when Argote allegedly shot and killed Judge Wilkinson in his own driveway. The 52-year-old judge was discovered with apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital. Shockingly, Wilkinson’s wife and son were home at the time of the shooting.
Responding swiftly to reports of the incident around 8 p.m., police have since confirmed that Wilkinson had issued a judgment in Argote’s divorce case, possibly shedding light on a motive for the crime.
In an effort to expedite the suspect’s capture, the US Marshals have offered a reward of $10,000 for any information leading to Argote’s whereabouts. The reward is expected to incentivize the public’s cooperation and encourage tips that may aid in the swift resolution of the case.
As the search for Pedro Argote intensifies, law enforcement agencies remain committed to tracking down the suspect at the center of this tragic crime. The community’s cooperation and vigilance are crucial in achieving justice for Judge Wilkinson and ensuring the safety of all residents.