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Suspect vehicle in Maryland judge’s killing found while alleged shooter still on the run

Maryland authorities are still looking for Pedro Argote, the suspect in the Oct. 19 shooting death of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson, but they located the alleged killer’s abandoned vehicle on Sunday morning.

Officials located the vehicle — a silver 2009 Mercedes GL450 with Maryland plates — in a wooded area off Bottom Road in Williamsport, Maryland, near a former tannery.

“We’re gonna catch this guy. It’s just a matter of time,” Washington County Sheriff Brian K. Albert said during a Sunday press conference, calling the hunt for Argote, 49, “a nationwide search” involving multiple local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Albert added that the vehicle could have been in the wooded area since last week.

Argote does not have a criminal record in Washington County, but authorities have been called to his address for “verbal domestic assaults” twice within the last several years, according to Albert.

Anyone with information regarding Argote’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 240-313-2170 or the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-WANTED2.

Audrey Conklin is a digital reporter for Fox News Digital and FOX Business. Email tips to or on Twitter at @audpants.


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