Man Who Walked into Police Station with Gunshot Wound Charged With Fatal Shooting

Police say shooting “was not a random event”


Lloyd Walters


This story was updated at 5:35 p.m. on Oct. 9 to correct the location of the house on Old Columbia Pike.

A Silver Spring man who walked into a police station with a gunshot wound last month has been charged with the murder of another man he claimed to have shot in a trailer, police announced Friday.

Lloyd Patrick Walters, 51, entered the 3rd District police station in Silver Spring suffering from an apparent gunshot in the abdomen at about 9 p.m. Sept. 6, according to police. Officers administered first aid, and Walters told them he shot a man in a trailer park, giving them a description of where it was, Montgomery County police said.

Medics took Walters to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, while officers responded to the area where he said the shooting occurred, according to police.

They found an RV on the property of a house in the 14000 block of Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville and discovered Todd Mcdonough Pruitt, a 63-year-old resident of that block, dead inside. He had been shot multiple times, according to police.

The medical examiner’s office in Baltimore determined that Pruitt’s death was a homicide caused by the gunshot wounds, police wrote in a press release.

Police wrote that the “encounter” between the two men “was not a random event.”

Montgomery County police arrested Walters on Friday. He was taken to the Central Processing Unit in the Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville.

Walters faces charges of first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in commission of a violent crime. He was denied bail Friday.

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