Lexington Park Man Charged After Accidental Discharge of Firearm Into Neighbor’s Residence

Wayne Elliott Hilliard

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. - On November 8, 2020, DFC. Beyer responded to the 21600 block of Liberty Street in Lexington Park, for the reported shots fired.

Investigation determined the five victims were inside their apartment, when they heard a gunshot and observed what appeared to be a bullet hole in their bathroom wall. The projectile traveled through the bathroom wall and into a closet door.

Contact was made with Wayne Elliott Hilliard, age 59 of Lexington Park. It was determined Hilliard had unintentionally discharged a firearm inside his residence, causing the damage to the victims' residence. Hilliard was arrested and charged with five counts of Reckless Endangerment. 

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