BREAKING: Hagerstown PD make arrest after finding deceased victim, say likely domestic homicide

UPDATE: Cleo Hermon Brown, age 50, of Hagerstown was taken into custody in Harrisburg, PA around 5:30 pm on 28 April 2024. The victim is identified as Renee Elizabeth Shoemaker, age 57, of Hagerstown. Brown will have an extradition hearing in order for him to be transported back to MD

28 April 2024- The Hagerstown Police Department have issued the following message. Anyone with information that has not already spoken with HPD should contact them or call 911.


On 4/28/24 at about 10:30 am, Officers of the Hagerstown Police Department were asked to check on the welfare of an individual in the 400 block of McDowell Ave. On arrival at the residence, officers discovered an apparent homicide victim, later determined to be 57 years old.

Criminal Investigators and Forensic Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene. We believe that this is a domestic related homicide and a suspect has been apprehended in Harrisburg, PA. Neither the victim or suspect are being identified at this time. Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased and HPD will work hard to bring justice to the victim, family and friends.

Further information will be released as appropriate.