TRAPPE, Md. (7News) — Maryland State Police is looking for a man who is suspected in a Christmas murder in Talbot County.
A warrant for first-degree murder was issued for 31-year-old Mauricio Ibarra Juarez of Winchester, Virginia. Juarez is suspected in the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Marta Merina of Trappe, Maryland. Merina was found with a gunshot wound early Christmas morning after police responded to the 2900 block of Howell Point Road around 6:15 a.m. for an apparent shooting. She was found wounded outside her home.
She was pronounced dead on the scene. Her death was ruled a homicide.
Investigators believe Juarez knew Merina before the shooting. He may be traveling in a white GMC Sierra truck.
"Do not approach him, as he should be considered armed and dangerous," Maryland State Police said in a press release.
Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who may have information about Juarez’s whereabouts is urged to contact the contact Maryland State Police at the Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101. Calls may remain confidential.