BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating after two adults were found dead inside their home in Odenton Sunday morning.
Anne Arundel County Police responded to the scene in the 2000 block of Brigadier Blvd. after a man inside the house alerted authorities.
“Just after 7 o’clock this morning, we received a 911 call from an individual inside the house that stated they woke up and found two people deceased inside the house,” said Anne Arundel County Police spokesperson Lt. Ryan Frashure. “They do have trauma to their bodies, so it appears their death is not natural.”
Police tell WJZ they believe the victims, identified as 55-year-old Charles James Edward Jackson and 47-year-old Veronique Crystal Jackson, were shot and killed.
An autopsy will be performed Monday to determine the causes of death.
Police said in a statement Sunday that they believe this was a targeted incident and not a random act.
The news has rocked the community.
“I’m so shocked to wake up this morning and find out we had a tragedy in our neighborhood,” said resident Sander Moore.
Police believe the incident was isolated to inside the house.
“At this point, there’s no indication that there’s any type of threat to the community or to the public, but again it is still early on in the investigation and detectives are still putting pieces of the puzzle together. Still a lot of unknowns,” Frashure said.
Neighbors say there was no indication of trouble in the household.
“What I know of them is nothing but good. Their character was unblemished as far as I’m concerned. They kept to themselves, like most people on this street, and there were no issues,” said neighbor Johnetta Thurston.
“We’ve had a lot of neighbors approach officers and say how nice the family is, so we get a sense the neighborhood is shocked and it’s a surprise to everyone in the neighborhood,” Frashure said.
Moore has lived in the neighborhood for 15 years and says it has been a great community to live in.
“It’s absolutely shocking to find out this happened here — shocking. I just cannot believe this happened in our neighborhood,” he said.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 410-222-4731. Anyone with information that wishes to remain anonymous can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.