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Maryland judge fatally shot in driveway issued judgment in suspect’s divorce case

Maryland authorities on Friday morning named Pedro Argote as a suspect in the fatal Thursday shooting of Washington County Circuit Court Assistant Judge Andrew Wilkinson.

Wilkinson, 52, was found dead in his driveway on Olde Waterford Road in Hagerstown Thursday evening with apparent gunshot wounds, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office is still searching for Argote, 49, and his vehicle, “a silver 2009 Mercedes GL450, displaying Maryland registration plates 4EH0408.”

“Anyone with information in reference to Argote’s location is asked to not approach him but to immediately notify law enforcement,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. “This continues to be an active investigation, certain details of the case will not be released to the public by law enforcement.”

The judge was pronounced dead at Meritus Medical Center.

The sheriff’s office is holding a press conference regarding the shooting later this morning.

Sarah Rumpf-Whitten is a writer on the breaking news team for Fox News Digital. You can reach her on Twitter at @s_rumpfwhitten.

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