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Carroll County man, 21, arrested in father’s fatal shooting in Westminster

A 21-year-old Carroll County man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of his father Saturday afternoon in Westminster, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said.

Lucas Hartman is charged with shooting 49-year-old Stephen Hartman multiple times with a 9mm firearm at their home in the 100 block of Marydell Drive, about a half-mile from Westminster High School.

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The sheriff’s office received a report of the shooting around 12:44 p.m. The elder Hartman, who had been shot in the chest, was pronounced dead at the home about an hour later.

Lucas Hartman is accused of shooting Stephen Hartman multiple times with a 9mm firearm, according to authorities.
Lucas Hartman is accused of shooting Stephen Hartman multiple times with a 9mm firearm, according to authorities. (Carroll County Sheriff's Office)

Detectives are continuing the investigation to determine what led to the shooting. Lucas Hartman is in custody at the Carroll County Detention Center.

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He has a bail review hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, according to electronic court records.

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