SHI*-CANNED BUT DEADLY, SAY POLICE; Sydney Spry is Our Guy!
TOSSED OUT OF JOB, CAME BACK WITH A GOING AWAY PRESENT OF LEAD
LEXINGTON PARK, MD. – On September 14, 2022, at 10:54 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department responded an office building that houses defense contractors on Expedition Drive in Lexington Park for a report of gunshots fired into a building.
Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that deputies discovered numerous shell casings and damage to the building and windows, that were caused by a firearm.
Witnesses on the scene advised a white male fired numerous shots at an occupied office from a vehicle, and then fled the area.
As a precaution, nearby businesses and schools, none of which were nearby, were placed on lockdown. Detectives and Crime Scene personnel from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to the scene and continued the investigation.
Within minutes deputies and detectives located the suspect vehicle unoccupied at an apartment complex in Lexington Park, and a perimeter was established. Members from the Sheriff’s Office Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT) and Emergency Services Team (EST) responded to the scene, and the suspect, later identified as Sidney Joseph Spry, 27, (DOB 02/19/1995) of 22025 Orchid Bloom Way, Lexington Park, Maryland, was taken into custody without incident.
Spry was transported to the St. Mary’s County Jail in Leonardtown and charged with the following:
- Firearm Use/Felony Violent Crime
- Reckless Endangerment (20 counts)
- Assault First Degree
- Loaded Handgun on Person
- Loaded Handgun in Vehicle
Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that the preliminary investigation indicates this incident was an occurrence of workplace violence by a recently terminated employee.
Spry was also charged on August 4, 2022, by St. Mary’s Sheriff Deputy J. Morgan with malicious property destruction.
LATEST UPDATE FROM SHERIFF TIM CAMERON:
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a reckless endangerment in the 46600 block of Expedition Drive in Lexington Park. A person of interest has been detained and this does not appear to be a random act of violence. Updates will be provided as the investigation continues.
FROM ST. MARY’S SHERIFF TIM CAMERON; Alert: Shooting in the area of 46655 Expedition Drive, a building was struck multiple times. Police on scene. Avoid the area; stay inside
Police activity in the area of Expedition Drive in Lexington Park. Deputies are conducting an investigation for reckless endangerment.