Judge was shot dead in the driveway of his Maryland home

A Washington County Circuit Court judge’s inquest is ongoing

A Washington County Circuit Court judge’s inquest is ongoing


An associate circuit court judge was shot and killed Thursday night in the driveway of his home in Hagerstown, Maryland, and later died at a hospital, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said. They were looking for the person who attacked him.

Wilkinson’s juror duty had no probable cause or initial indication of murder.

But Maryland State Police said on Friday that troopers were deployed “to protect judges who reside in Washington County” Thursday night as a “precautionary measure.”

Washington County Circuit Court Associate Judge Andrew Wilkinson, 52, of Hagerstown.

State Rep. Neil Parrott (R-MD) said on X, formerly known as Twitter, that Wilkinson had been shot “multiple times.”

As stated therein Maryland Government website, Wilkinson has been a judge on the 4th Judicial Circuit since January 2020. Born in 1971 in Akana, Guam, he later attended the University of North Carolina before earning a law degree from Emory University. He was an Assistant Washington County Prosecutor from 2006 to 2012, and a member of the State Board of Legal Examiners’ Character Committee from 2006 to 2019. The site says Wilkinson was active in youth football and baseball.

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