Workplace shooting in Maryland
June 16, 2006 5:21 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for information concerning a recent workplace shooting in the Maryland or DC area, resulting in the death of a police officer.

My mother just emailed about a former high school classmate who was apparently shot by estranged husband recently. Here's the information she gave me:

Jenny married a guy that turned out to have some obvious problems. She and her husband were living in the Maryland/D.C. area and she was trying to separate from him, apparently. He showed up at her job, where she had to get a police escort to her car. Her husband pulled a handgun and shot and killed the police officer, shot Jenny and ran into the woods and shot and killled himself. Last I heard, Jenny could say a couple of words and could wiggle her hands and feet. Pray for her if you think of it.

Does this ring any bells with anyone? I've been overseas and haven't kept up with national news as I should have, so it's possible this was a big deal when it happened.

Here's some more information:

-My mom heard about it two weeks ago, and she forgot to tell me about it in our weekly phone call. (Nice!) But it's entirely possible that it took place longer ago, and just took awhile to move through the church/Kiwanis/grocery store circles.

-Jenny's last name in school was the same as this guy's. (I'm being coy here because it's entirely possible that my mom has the whole story wrong, and if so I'd hate for my poor classmate to find this discussion on Google.) However, that's her maiden name. She has from the Charleston WV area.

-Finally, knowing my mom, it's possible (if not likely) that any or all of the details in her description may be wrong. Frankly, I was just happy to get an email from her that didn't start with "Fwd: FWD: fwd: FWD: Fwd:".

Thank you for your help!
posted by Ian A.T. to Law & Government (4 answers total)
Best answer: How about this, via google news:"maryland shooting + jennifer".
More here.
posted by aeighty at 5:30 PM on June 16, 2006

That's the incident I remember as well. It happened a couple of months ago, there was something about a judge refusing protective custody or something.
posted by OmieWise at 5:36 PM on June 16, 2006

Best answer: Could they be in West Virginia? This story fits some but not all of the details your mother gave you:
Police name man who wounded his wife before killing himself
There's a later story about how the woman was released and is quite improved.
posted by macfly at 5:38 PM on June 16, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks, guys. I should have taken my own advice and assumed my mom was wrong about the policeman being killed, because that's the aspect of it that was monkeywrenching my Google searches. (As you can plainly see from my front page question.)

Charles Town, WV is in the eastern panhandle, pretty close to Maryland, so this must be the right person. Thanks again. (Weirdly, though, we grew up in Charleston, the state capitol, about 200 miles away.)
posted by Ian A.T. at 5:55 PM on June 16, 2006

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