Two suspects are being sought by Anne Arundel County Police after a man was shot and killed in his Laurel driveway on Friday morning.
Police say that 36-year-old Gregory Robert Sears was shot just after 2:20 a.m. Friday by two suspects at his home in the 8000 block of Ians Alley.
Sears’ friends and neighbors in the Russett community says they're crushed by what happened.
Sears and his wife lived in this end unit townhome. They were well known and well liked. The couple was expecting their first child within weeks.
“He was just a really nice guy,” says Andy Talbert. “Very excited about his baby which was due in couple few weeks. Very helpful. Just a really nice guy.”
Police are unsure of whether the victim was targeted or if this was a random act of violence.
Before he died he was able to tell police it was two masked men who approached him in the short driveway leading to his townhouse garage. A neighbor believes Sears may have gone outside at that hour to check on a noise he'd heard. Police say it’s too early for any conclusions.
“Detectives are gonna pursue all angles to try to determine if this was a targeted or random incident we just don't know right now,” says Officer Justin Mulcahey, spokesman, Anne Arundel County Police. “It’s not particularly clear.”
Sears co-owns a Glen Burnie medical receivables business. Through tears on the phone his partner told ABC7 he was simply a good guy who loved sports and was looking forward to the birth of his first child. His neighbors say they can’t imagine why anyone would want to kill him.
The suspects are only described as black males wearing masks. Anyone with information is asked to contact Anne Arundel County Police.