CAMBRIDGE – A second homicide in just 24 hours has Maryland State Police searching for a suspect in the murder of a Delaware man who was shot early Sunday morning, Oct. 25 in Cambridge.
Police identified the victim as Khalil St. Croxie Reid, 21, of Laurel, Del. Reid was pronounced deceased at an area hospital after being found with apparent gunshot wounds in a parking lot. His body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.
According to a statement released by MSP, shortly after midnight on the 25th, the Cambridge Police Department received a report for shots fired in a parking lot in the 600 block of Chesapeake Court. Upon their arrival, officers found the victim lying on the ground in a grassy parking area with apparent gunshot wounds. EMS personnel transported the man to University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester where he was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel.
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was requested to respond and take the lead on this investigation. Additional assistance is being provided by State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators, as well as detectives and officers from CPD.
State Police crime scene technicians processed the shooting scene where the preliminary investigation indicates the victim was in the area where he was found by police when he was shot by an unknown assailant with an unknown type of firearm.
According to police, investigators conducted neighborhood checks and interviewed witnesses and residents in the area throughout the day Sunday. Crime scene evidence has been transported to the State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime laboratory for analysis.A suspect description has not been given at this time.
The investigation in ongoing. Anyone with information about this murder is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101. Calls will remain confidential.
This is the second reported murder in the span of two days in Cambridge.