The victim was identified as Donald G. Mariner, who was pronounced dead in his home in the 27000 block of Pemberton Drive after police and EMTs arrived around 1 a.m. The nature of his injuries was not disclosed and Maryland State Police said an autopsy is scheduled. The second victim, whom police did not identify out of concerns for his safety, was assaulted with a "blunt object" and taken to a hospital.
Police said they believe there is one male suspect involved in the homicide and did not release information on a possible motive.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101. The Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect. They can be contacted at 410-548-1776.