Son Fatally Shoots Father In Westminster


Police say he shot his father multiple times

Westminster, Md. (DG) – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 21-year-old man for fatally shooting his father on Saturday afternoon.

Deputies responded to the 100 block of Marydell Drive at around 12:45 PM for a report of a man with a gunshot to the chest. EMS provided aid to the victim on the scene, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was identified as 49-year-old Stephen Hartman.

An investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit determined the suspect was Lucas Hartman.

Lucas Hartman is accused of shooting his father multiple times with a 9mm firearm. He has been charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence

Detectives are continuing the investigation to determine the events leading up to the shooting.

Lucas Hartman is currently in custody at the Carroll County Detention Center.