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Towson man in custody after fatally shooting estranged wife in Edgewood

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that a man they believe fatally shot his estranged wife outside her Edgewood home Tuesday evening is in custody.

Sheriff’s deputies were called at 5:12 p.m. to the 2800 block of Majesty Lane, where 46-year-old Kisha Blackwell was found in her driveway with a gunshot wound. Paramedics transported Blackwell to an area trauma center, where she died at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

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Detectives identified Jamar Wise, 42, of Towson, as the suspect in the shooting death. Wise eluded police until he was recognized at a gas station in Hanover, Pennsylvania just after midnight Thursday and taken into custody by West Manheim Township police. He is awaiting extradition back to Harford County, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

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Wise filed for divorce from Blackwell earlier this year, and the couple was scheduled to have a hearing on the settlement on March 9, according to court records.

Wise is also facing stalking and harassment charges in Harford County for offenses that occurred earlier this year and has a restraining order placed on him for domestic violence, according to court records.

Detectives concluded that Wise was a suspect from interviews with neighbors and witnesses, said Cristie Hopkins, sheriff’s office spokesperson. Tips and leads from the public helped in the search, she said.

Blackwell had custody of her three children, who are now being cared for by family, Hopkins said.

“All of us are saddened to hear about this event,” said Billye Heritage, a neighbor. “I think it’s even more shocking because you just don’t hear about events like this in [our neighborhood].”


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