A woman was found killed and two small children located unharmed in Garrison late Tuesday when a Baltimore County Police tactical unit forced its way into a home following a call about a possible domestic dispute.
Katie Hadel, 33, had been stabbed multiple times, and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
A suspect, Jeffrey Michael Shiflett, also 33, of Annapolis, who had been in a previous relationship with Hadel, was located at 11:02 a.m. Wednesday walking along a road in Reisterstown, and taken into custody without incident, police said.
Police identified Shiflett early Thursday morning. He has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said. The suspect is not Hadel's husband, police said.
Officers responded to the home in the unit block of Wellhaven Circle — near the McDonogh School — at 10:09 p.m. after receiving the call. They knocked on the door but received no answer, said Lt. Rob McCullough, a police spokesman.
Hearing motion inside, officers called in a special tactical unit, which then forced its way in, McCullough said.
Inside, officers located the dead woman and the two small children, who appeared physically unharmed, McCullough said.
"It appeared the suspect had left the location prior to our arrival," McCullough said.
The 911 call had been placed by a neighbor. Police have not confirmed the ages of the two children who were in the home. They have also not explained the status or type of relationship between Hadel and Shiflett.
"This is still an ongoing investigation so we are not ready yet to provide details about the relationships of the people involved here," said Elise Armacost, a police spokeswoman, on Wednesday.
Homicide detectives are investigating the case.
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RED SPRINGS — Investigators are trying to determine today what led to the shooting deaths of two women during an apparent domestic dispute Wednesday evening at a home near Red Springs, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey. Two men were injured, one of whom was shot and the other severely beaten.
According to Sealey, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from the home of Kathy Bullard, 59, of 12156 N.C. 211 West, about two miles east of Red Springs, at about 5:30 p.m. Sealey said the caller, Kendra Matteson, 24, said that her husband, 31-year-old Joseph Matteson, was outside the home with a handgun and was threatening to kill her. She called back a few minutes later and said shots had been fired, he said.
When deputies arrived at the home, they found Joseph Matteson’s mother, 55-year-old Donna Matteson, shot to death and lying in the front yard, Sealey said. Bullard was found shot dead inside her home, he said.
According to Sealey, Bullard’s son, 28-year-old Mark Anthony Bullard, was found shot inside the home, and Joseph Matteson was found badly beaten and lying beside the road. Both men were taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center by ambulance and later airlifted to Chapel Hill, Sealey said.
Sealey said a 9-year-old child was found inside a car outside of the home and a 1-year-old was inside the home in a crib. He said both children were Kendra’s.
“We’re trying to find out which one did the shooting,” he said. “We’re trying to determine what did happen, but we think it was a domestic.”
Sealey said that Kendra had “left” Joseph and their home at 2675 Calloway Road in Raeford, and had been staying with Bullard for a few days. He said that he was told that Kendra and Mark Anthony Bullard used to date.
Sealey said information was sketchy this morning, and the Sheriff’s Office was releasing all the information it could.
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