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Suspect kills husband and wife, injures young child before shooting himself in Laurel murder-suicide

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Posted at 10:23 PM, May 10, 2021

LAUREL, Md. — Anne Arundel County Police are investigating a shooting in Laurel that left three people dead and one child injured.

On Monday, at about 9:29 p.m., Anne Arundel County Police responded to the 200 block of Federalsburg South in Laurel for a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found four individuals suffering from obvious gunshot wounds. Three people were pronounced dead at the scene and one individual, a young child, was rushed to a medical facility with life threatening injuries.

One victim, a man, was lying on a nearby sidewalk with apparent gunshot wounds. He was identified as Ryan Scott Lee Sr., a 31-year-old from a nearby address who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers made entry into the residence and discovered Lee's wife, identified as Ivania Margarita Lee, a 31-year-old woman, suffering from gunshot wounds. Ivania Lee was also pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.

Another man was also found dead inside the residence, identified as 57-year-old Shawn Maurice Price.

Anne Arundel County Homicide and Evidence Collection Unit personnel arrived on scene. Multiple items of evidence were collected at the crime scene along with additional search warrants being conducted of vehicles and residences.

A witness was located who had been inside the residence and was able to flee with another young child who was not injured.

Through physical evidence and witness interviews it was learned that Shawn Price was dating an woman for a number of years who now resided within the Federalsburg South residence. Over the past several months issues have arisen between Shawn Price and his estranged girlfriend.

Recently, Shawn Price was trying to reconcile his relationship with his ex-girlfriend but she refused any contact.

Evidence indicated Shawn Price drove to the area and parked away from his ex-girlfriend’s residence. He then entered the residence and called for the ex-girlfriend at which time he shot and killed Mr. and Mrs. Lee, and shot and critically injured the young child.

The suspect, Shawn Price, then took his own life in an apparent suicide. A handgun was located next to Shawn Price and his injuries were consistent with the characteristics of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will perform autopsies on the deceased to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Investigation revealed this was a targeted incident and not a random act of violence.

This is an active and fluid investigation where the Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.

If people with information wish to remain anonymous they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Download P3Tips APP and Submit Your TIP or submit by web at www.metrocrimestoppers.org [r20.rs6.net]