Police: Virginia man wanted for murder after Maryland woman shot on Christmas Eve

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Maryland State Police are searching for a Winchester man who they say murdered a woman in Talbot County, Maryland on Christmas Eve.

TRAPPE, Md. (WDVM) — Maryland State Police are searching for a Virginia man accused of killing a woman in Talbot County on Christmas Eve.

Authorities say 31-year-old Mauricio Juarez of Winchester, Virginia is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting 33-year-old Marta Merina of Trappe, Maryland on Friday, Dec. 24.

Shortly after 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 25, police were called to the 2900 block of Howell Point Road in Trappe for a report of a shooting. Police found Merina outside of her home with an apparent gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Authorities say 31-year-old Mauricio Juarez of Winchester, Va. is wanted by Maryland State Police in connection with a murder charge from Dec. 24, 2021 in Talbot County, Md.

Investigators believe the two knew each other prior to this incident and believe Juarez is traveling in a white GMC Sierra truck and are warning people to not approach him as he should be considered armed and dangerous.

(Photo: Courtesy Maryland State Police)

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or may have information about Juarez’s whereabouts is urged to call Maryland State Police Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101.

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