Police Investigates Domestic-Related Murder/Suicide in Lanham; Surviving Shooting Victim Remains Hospitalized

Lanham, MD - The Homicide Unit is investigating what led to a domestic-related fatal shooting inside of a Lanham home late Friday night. The preliminary investigation revealed the deceased suspect shot and killed one woman and wounded a second woman. He then turned the weapon on himself. The deceased suspect is 54-year-old Kevin Darryl Ballard of the 9000 block of Walkerton Drive. The deceased victim is 23-year-old Tai Hilliard. Ballard was in a relationship with a relative of the deceased victim. All three lived in the home on Walkerton Drive.

On May 8th, at approximately 11:15 pm, officers responded to the residence for the report of a shooting. They located Ballard with what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hilliard was also located suffering from a gunshot wound. They were both pronounced deceased on the scene. The second shooting victim, another adult female, was rushed to a hospital for treatment. She remains hospitalized.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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