Waldorf man kills himself after shooting mother of his child in attempted murder-suicide

A Waldorf man killed himself after shooting the mother of his child in an attempted murder suicide. (SkyTrak7)

A 38-year-old man killed himself after he shot the mother of his child in an attempted murder-suicide Thursday afternoon in Waldorf.

Kenneth Everette Barnes, of Waldorf, shot the mother of his child multiple times before leaving an apartment building located in the 3000 block of Gallery Place.

The woman suffered serious injuries and was flown to an area hospital. Her condition has since improved, and the injuries are non-life-threatening, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office.

Officers searched the apartment building where the shooting happened, and found Barnes dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a gun beside him inside a stairwell.

This is an update to a story originally posted Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

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