Suspect Charged in Cecil County Triple Shooting

William Gary Roland, 57, of Street, faces multiple charges after the Port Deposit incident.

Weeks after one man was killed and two people were wounded in a triple shooting near Port Deposit, the suspected shooter has officially been charged.

William Gary Roland, 57, of Street, faces a first-degree murder charge, in addition to two counts of attempted murder, one count of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and use of a firearm in a violent felony crime.

The charges were issued Jan. 29, according to online court records.

Cecil County court officials denied Patch access to the case file Thursday, stating that District Court Administrative Judge Stephen Baker ruled the information was not public record and could be shielded. It was unclear why.

Maryland State Police confirmed that Roland was the suspected shooter in the Jan. 7 incident in which Timothy S. Hammons, 48, was found shot dead on the porch of his Port Deposit home, located on Craigstown Road. Police said they found Eileen L. Roland, 56, with a gunshot wound to her upper torso. The Edgewood woman, who was at one time married to the alleged shooter, was taken by helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries.

The shooting occurred after a "heated argument," according to Maryland State Police. According to police, the alleged shooter left the scene and attempted to shoot himself in the parking lot outside Jumbo Jimmy's Crab Shack in Port Deposit, less than a mile from where the argument took place.

William Roland was transported to Christiana Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said Jan. 8. An administrator at Christiana Hospital said Thursday evening that Roland was not registered as a patient there.

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