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Suspect in attempted murder-suicide was former Maryland state trooper

CRISFIELD, MD. — A spokeswoman for the Maryland State Police says a man suspected of shooting his estranged wife before fatally shooting himself is a former trooper.

Spokeswoman Elena Russo tells The Daily Times that Gary Preston retired in 2005 at the rank of Trooper First Class.

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Preston was found dead at a home in Crisfield on Saturday. State police said responding officers also found his estranged wife, 44-year-old Susan Preston, at the scene with apparent gunshot wounds.

Officials with the University of Maryland Medical Center said Sunday that Susan Preston was in critical condition.

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Police have said the motive for the shooting wasn't immediately clear. An investigation is ongoing.

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Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/

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