Reported by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on January 25th:

On November 6th, 2021 the Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2200 block of Flag Marsh Road in Mount Airy for the report of a deceased subject. Based on the initial investigation at the scene it was determined that the victim had suffered from a single gunshot wound.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit conducted an extensive investigation into the incident. As a result of the investigation, on January, 24, 2022, Carlos Orlando Ventura, a 38 year old male of the 2100 block on Charlestown Place in Hyattsville, MD was arrested and charged with:

1st Degree Murder
2nd Degree Murder
1st Degree Assault
Use of firearm in the commission of a crime of violence or any felony.


(All individuals are presumed innocent of the pending charges until proven guilty in a court of law)

Ventura is currently being held without bail at the Carroll County Detention Center. This investigation is ongoing at this time, and no further details are currently being released.


Scott E


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