Reward raised for info in fatal Md. home invasion

SALISBURY, Md. (WUSA9) -- The reward has been raised to $5,000 for information about a home invasion that left one man dead and another injured on April 16th in Salisbury.

Seventy-two-year-old Donald G. Mariner was killed and another person was injured during the home invasion in the 27000 block of Pemberton Drive.

The second victim was not identified due to safety concerns, according to police. He was treated at a hospital for his injuries.

Police say they believe the injured victim made the 9-1-1 call. The victim told police on scene that he had been assaulted with a blunt object. Police believe the two victims were roommates.

The suspect is described as an African American male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Police say that Mariner's Ford F150 pickup truck had been stolen from the residence and they believe the truck may have been operating sometime between the hours of 11:30 p.m. on April 14 to 1:45 a.m. on April 15.

The truck was found abandoned on West Main Street near the VFW, approximately two miles from location of the crime. Anyone who may have seen the black Ford F150 in the area of Pemberton Drive or West Main Street is urged to call police.

Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 to anyone with information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect. Callers can remain anonymous.


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