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Maryland sheriff: Duplin County murder suspect caught

1-15-19 Lamir Dashoun Elam (Duplin County Sheriff's Office photo)

A man who was a suspect in a double shooting that killed a woman was captured Tuesday afternoon, according to the sheriff of Wicomico County, Md.

Mike Lewis, who is the sheriff of Wicomico County, Md., wrote on the Duplin County Sheriff's Office Facebook page that Lamir Dashoun Elam had been captured. The Duplin County Sheriff's Office issued an alert for Elam, 26, as a suspect in the death of Tammy Hannah, 27. She was shot and killed while Ever Elizar Espinoza, 30, was also shot. Espinoza was recovering at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

"This afternoon, I received a request for assistance from the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office," Lewis wrote. "While working closely with detectives from the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, I’m proud to say that homicide Suspect Lamir Elam was apprehended in Harford County, Maryland late (Tuesday) afternoon by Maryland State Troopers after his vehicle was spotted northbound approaching the Susquehanna River Bridge. He is being held without bond in the Harford County Detention awaiting extradition to the State of North Carolina. God bless the victims and their families in this case."

Hannah died due to the injuries she sustained from the gunshot wound. Espinoza was shot in the back, according to a press release from the Duplin County Sheriff's Office.

"I applaud the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office for promptly calling me and allowing me to coordinate the traffic stop with Maryland State Troopers on I-95," Lewis wrote. "This exemplifies teamwork in getting a deadly and dangerous criminal off the streets, while bringing some closure to the family members of our victims. It was our pleasure to assist all of Duplin County!!!"


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