Family Of 3 Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide Near Hagerstown

HALFWAY, Md. (WJZ)—Deputies are still searching for a motive after an apparent murder-suicide in Washington County.

It happened Thursday along Dawn Drive in Halfway, just outside of Hagerstown.

Deputies say 54-year-old William Smith shot and killed his wife and stepson, 47-year-old Kimberly Smith and 23-year-old Christopher Wachter.

Deputies say he then took his own life.

The bodies were taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

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