The teenager suspected of fatally shooting 16-year-old Charlotte Zaremba and wounding her mother, Suzanne, has died, Howard County Police said.
Police said Sean Crizer, 15, was suspected of shooting the Zarembas inside their Knoll Glen Road home in Ellicott City around 2 a.m. New Year's Day.
He was found inside Charlotte's bedroom with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The family of Charlotte Michella Zaremba is very grateful to the community for the outpouring of support. We are overwhelmed by the many prayers, tributes, and thoughts that have been sent our way as we mour the sudden loss of an amazing and caring young woman.
We are particularly grateful to the Howard County Police and Fire Departments, University of Maryland Shock Trauma, the Howard County General Hospital pediatric unit, and the Howard County Violent Crimes Unit for the care and professionalism they have shown.
We respectfully ask for privacy as we deal with our grief and loss.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist with funeral expenses and for charitable organizations that Charlotte supported.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be released when finalized.
— Skyler A. Henry (@SkylerHenry) January 3, 2017
Friends of the Zarembas have started a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs of Charlotte's funeral.
"Being able to help my dear friend, close as a sister, Suzanne, and her husband Jim during this time of extreme heartbreak, raising the funds they will need in this time of mourning means so very much," Beth James Goode wrote on the page.