“At that time, we didn’t know the magnitude of the crime,” Hall said.
An anonymous tip around 10 a.m. led officers to Maryland Avenue, where they located and detained Hargrove.
Detectives were beginning to interview him Wednesday afternoon when Ingram’s body was found under the back porch at 225 Whitney Court by a maintenance worker, Hall said.
Hall said he believed that Ingram and Hargrove knew each other, but did not know what triggered the burglary and the shooting. Ingram’s roommate was also injured during an altercation, but only received a laceration, Hall said. Ingram had other injuries consistent with being in a struggle, Hall said.
So far, Hargrove is the only suspect, but Hall would not rule out the possibility of others being involved.
“Pending future interviews, we may broaden our search,” Hall said. “I don’t believe it’s random. I believe there was some acquaintance between the two subjects.”
The weapon has not been recovered, Hall said.
One of the other residents on the street nearly got involved in the shooting as well. Monica Thacker, who lives at 230 Whitney Court, said a bullet entered her daughter’s bedroom. The bullet went through the outside gutter and penetrated the interior wall about four feet above the floor. Her daughter, though, was sleeping with Thacker in another room, she said. Thacker said she didn’t hear the gunshots and didn’t know anything happened until the police woke her. They recovered a bullet from her daughter’s bedrom, she said.
“It’s ridiculous,” she said.
The shooting Wednesday is the second fatal home invasion in Winchester this year. On May 23, Philip Howard Jr. of 296 Redwing Drive died after he shot and killed 24-year-old Demontez Cowherd, who broke into his home. The other suspect, 29-year-old Aaron Lewis of Lexington, is awaiting trial for murder and first-degree burglary for Howard’s death.
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