A 33-year-old man shot and killed himself early Tuesday morning after shooting both his mother and stepfather inside a Waldorf home, Charles County Sheriff's officials say.
The family tragedy and neighborhood drama left 33-year-old Shea Proctor dead of what officials say is a self-inflicted gunshot wound and his mother, Janice, and stepfather, Jeffrey, with critical injuries.
Sheriff's officials say they were called to the 3500 block of Seagrape Court in Waldorf just after 5 a.m. after Shea's mother complained that her son and her husband were fighting. However, before police were able to arrive, authorities say Proctor shot both Janice and Jeffrey.
Sources tell ABC 7 that Shea showed up to his parents' bedroom early Thursday morning under the influence of either alcohol or drugs and began arguing with Jeffrey. That's when he suddenly opened fire.
Both the mother and stepfather were able to escape from the home and first responders were able to treat them and have them flown to an area hospital for treatment. Officers then attempted to contact Shea, who was still inside the home, to no avail.
About four hours later, officers entered the home to find Proctor dead.
The shootings left the Waldorf neighborhood stunned and shaken. Neighbors describe Janice and Jeffrey as wonderful neighbors, but also say they knew there were problems between them and Shea.
"It's frightening to see people you care about go through this," neighbor Karen Windsor said. "To have it in your neighborhood is just heartbreaking."
Neighbors said that Jeffrey would cut the lawns of other people's yards just to be nice and that Janice, a school teacher, was equally as kind.
"He always had a smile on his face," Windsor said. "But you never know what goes on behind closed doors. To know these people, you would never think anything of it."