Worker charged in deadly Maryland factory break room shooting
A Maryland factory employee accused of killing three coworkers and injuring two different individuals in a Thursday shooting was charged with dozens of felonies, together with homicide, authorities mentioned Friday.
Joe Louis Esquivel, 23, of Hedgesville, WV, was hit with a slew of homicide, tried homicide, assault and weapons prices in reference to the Smithsburg bloodbath, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
He was behind bars with no bond Friday evening, officers mentioned.
Esquivel went to his automotive to get a gun after working a full shift at Columbia Machine, Inc. Thursday. He returned to the concrete product factory’s break room and allegedly opened fireplace on fellow staff round 2:30 p.m., in keeping with authorities.
After allegedly killing Mark Frey, 50; Charles Minnick Jr., 31; Joshua Wallace, 30, and critically injuring one other colleague, Esquivel fled in his Mitsubishi Eclipse earlier than he was stopped by state police about ten miles away, police mentioned.
A shootout with two Maryland State Troopers ensued. Esquivel allegedly struck considered one of them, and he was shot once they returned fireplace, officers mentioned. Both had been hospitalized and anticipated to outlive.
A search of the alleged assassin’s West Virginia dwelling turned up extra firearms, sheriffs mentioned.
The identities and situations of the injured Columbia Machine employee was not launched.