MILLINGTON — The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a shooting death Thursday night, Oct. 10 on Teat Lane near Red Lion Branch Road. Jonathan Carroll Quillen Clough, 28, of Millington, was pronounced dead at the scene. He lived nearby in the 600-block of Red Lion Branch Road.
Clough’s body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, where an autopsy was performed. Toxicology testing for drugs and alcohol, which is standard procedure, was part of the autopsy. Toxicology results have not been released.
Sheriff’s office spokesman Dale Patrick on Wednesday said that Clough died from a single gunshot just below the right ear.
A small caliber handgun was recovered at the scene. The ongoing investigation includes determining “ownership of the weapon and circumstances of the incident,” Patrick wrote in an email Wednesday, Oct. 16.
The shooting occurred shortly before midnight in a residence where a group of friends – including Clough – had gathered, according to Patrick. The person who fired the gun has been identified and questioned, as well as others at the scene at the time of the shooting.
No ruling has been released by investigators as to the manner of death, Patrick said.
“When it’s believed that all the facts available are complete a review of the case with the state’s attorney will be done,” he wrote in an email Wednesday. “Based on the review it will be decided if anyone will face criminal charges and what those charges would be.”
Clough was a 2003 graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School. He was a pizza deliveryman and had worked for Billy’s Crabs near Crumpton. He was a member of a pool league and a bowling league, and an avid outdoorsman.
Survivors include his parents, grandparents and a sister.
For a complete obituary see page A10.