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December 11th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A suspect was arrested last night in connection with two fatal shootings which occurred a few hours apart Thursday evening in Dorchester County.

The suspect, Tramelle Lamar Williams, 22, of Cambridge, Maryland is charged with first- and second-degree murder and related charges. He is awaiting an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. Shortly after 8:45 p.m. last night, officers from the Cambridge Police Department responded to the 700 block of High Street for a report of a burglary in progress.

According to a preliminary investigation, at about 10 p.m. on Friday, Cambridge Police located a man, later identified as Williams, who matched the description of the suspect wanted in the murders of Taijay Brian Daniels, 24, and Lory Eugene Fields, 69, both of Cambridge, Maryland. Both had been fatally shot on Thursday evening. Investigators believe Williams shot Daniels during the course of an armed robbery around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday in the area of Pleasant Street and Race Street. Fields was killed at about 9 p.m. Thursday in the 700 block of High Street.

Investigators said officers approached Williams last night as he attempted to break into Fields’ vehicle on the 700 block of High Street. Williams attempted to flee the scene. According to a preliminary investigation, after a short foot pursuit, Williams displayed a handgun. A Cambridge Police officer then fired their duty-issued firearm in response and struck the suspect.

Williams was transported by ambulance to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Cambridge Police requested that the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigate the officer-involved shooting.

Anyone with information on these cases are asking to contact Maryland State Police at 410-819-4747.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, with assistance from Cambridge Police, will continue to investigate the homicides