Andre Sales: Maryland man fatally shot ex-GF, her brother, mom and another man before shooting himself
Andre Sales, 28, and his ex-girlfriend Sara Mann, 21, share two children, both toddlers, who are now orphaned
LA PLATA, MARYLAND: A Maryland man killed his ex-girlfriend, two of her family members, and another man inside the family's house before taking his own life, authorities reported on Saturday, November 5.
Preliminary investigations found that the suspect of the murder-suicide, Andre Sales, 28, entered the house in Wildflower Drive in the Agricopia neighborhood of town, and shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Sara Mann, 21; her brother Kai, 18; their mother, Sommaly, 48; and another man, Javon Watson, 23, of White Plains. Sales then took his own life. The gun was discovered later, according to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Sommaly's ex-husband, Darin, discovered the five dead people inside the house on Friday, November 4, after he returned from work, per Daily Mail.
The sheriff's office is investigating if the attack was the consequence of an ongoing domestic dispute, but the motive is still unclear. Sales and Mann share two small children, Gaylin, 2, and Wesley, almost 1, who were initially missing but were later found unharmed at a different location, per the sheriff's office. Authorities also reported that he had formerly resided in the house where the killings occurred.
"It's not something you would think of. You don't think it's going to happen anywhere," Chief Carl Schinner of the La Plata Police Department said in a press conference, as per Daily Mail. Baltimore's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct autopsies to determine each person's exact cause of death. One of the neighbors claimed to have witnessed 'physical arguments' between Sales and Mann, as well as between Sales and Darin, reported ABC 7.
A GoFundMe has been started for the five victims. "Sunny (Sommaly) was a loving mother to Sara and Kai and one of the most giving and caring people you could have ever met. She devoted her life to providing for her family and temple in every way she could and was always there for any of her families and friends who needed her. Sara was also a loving mother of two beautiful children, Gaylin (2 years old) and Wesley (less than a year old), who are now orphaned. Kai was a kind, caring and sweet soul who worked hard at his Dad’s business to help provide for the family. In their loving memories and will help the family to pay for the funeral costs for Sunny, Sarah, and Kai. Any remaining funds, if any, will go toward the education and related costs for the two beautiful young children," the fundraiser read.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 301-609-6499 or 1-866-411-TIPS to stay anonymous. Tips can also be submitted online or by using the P3Intel mobile app.