When Officers entered the couple's house to do a welfare check they found Shawnda Wood "shot and deceased."
Trigger Warning: This article contains themes of domestic abuse and gun violence that some readers may find distressing.
A mother of three was shot dead and the husband, who initially requested a welfare check at their home is now suspected of killing her, per PEOPLE. "Travis Wood was developed as a suspect and on December 9, detectives arrested Wood and charged him with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and a firearms charge" that are connected with the December 9 shooting of his wife, 32-year-old Shawnda Wood, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office. Cops had come to the couple's house to do a welfare check and found Shawnda "shot and deceased", as per the police.
When officers entered the house, they found his wife, Shawnda Wood, 32 of Waldorf, dead from gunshot wounds.https://t.co/EBExFFUTHL— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) December 13, 2022
Travis was quickly identified as a suspect and was arrested the same day according to authorities. On December 9, a little after 1 pm, Wood had "arrived at the CCSO District III Station in Waldorf and requested officers to respond to his home located in the 2300 block of Tawny Drive in Waldorf to do a welfare check."
Shawnda, who is remembered as a "beloved mother", daughter, friend, and sister has a GoFundMe launched for her memorial expenses.
"Shawnda lost her life due to domestic violence," organizer Gerald Smith wrote in the fundraiser. "We are devastated that her precious life was taken away from us and her three beautiful daughters," the fundraiser states.
Shawnda is survived by her three daughters, Autumn (11), McKenzie (9), and Melrose (8). The tragic incident happened less than a week before Shawnda's 33rd birthday. "So sad may she rest in the arms of Jesus", wrote Beverly Kizzard, a Facebook user.
The Charles County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged a man on Friday for the killing of his wife.https://t.co/kKO7xYFqES— WTOP (@WTOP) December 11, 2022
Wood is currently being held without bond at the Charles County Detention Center. Police say Wood provided his driver's license and a change of address card for his home in the 2390 block of Tawny Drive in Waldorf. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact a detective at 301-609-6571. For those who wish to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.
On December 9, Travis Edward Paschal Wood, 33 of Waldorf, arrived at the CCSO District III Station in Waldorf and requested officers to respond to his home located in the 2300 block of Tawny Drive in Waldorf to do a welfare check. #charlescounty #homicidehttps://t.co/5VoJPTGdcL— SouthernMarylandPR.com (@PrMaryland) December 10, 2022
If you are experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org
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