Charles County

Woman, 29, Fatally Shot Outside Charles County Apartment Complex

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A 29-year-old woman was found fatally shot Sunday night outside an apartment complex in Charles County, Maryland, and authorities are still searching for the person or people responsible.

Officers were called to the complex off October Place in Waldorf about 10:20 p.m. after the sound of gunshots was reported. They arrived and found the victim, who has been identified as Tiesha Janae Johnson, of Waldorf. She had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a preliminary investigation, police say, Johnson was outside an apartment building when someone shot her.

"From here, detectives are really focused on the neighborhood itself to see if anybody saw anything unusual or heard anything unusual," Charles County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Diane Richardson said. "Then we'll talk to the family, try to find out a little bit more about the victim, her background."

Authorities don't know whether the suspect or suspects ran from the complex or escaped in a car.

There is a $5,000 cash reward for anyone who has any information that leads to an arrest.

"Any time there is violence, a crime of violence, a shooting, a murder, anything like that, we want people to get involved," Richardson said. "We want them to get us information."

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. R. Johnson at 301-609-6453. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Charles County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS or submit a tip online at or via the P3Intel mobile app.

So far this year, Charles County has had three homicides, including Sunday night's shooting.

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