(Salisbury, Md.) - Shaquille Gaskins, 22 of Salisbury, was arrested by Maryland State Police homicide investigators on Thursday, May 12, 2016, for the murder of Irvonte Jones on April 3, 2016.

Gaskins is charged with first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault, possession of a firearm, use of a firearm in a violent crime and home invasion. Gaskins was served the indictment while in the Wicomico County Detention Center, where he is awaiting trial for a separate incident. He is currently being held without bond and will remain at the Wicomico County Detention Center.

Irvonte C. Jones, 24, of Salisbury, Maryland, was the victim in a shooting that occurred on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the home of his girlfriend.

Shortly before 10 p.m. that night, troopers from the Salisbury Barrack were dispatched to a single family home in the 1000-block of Pierce Avenue in Salisbury for the reported shooting. Upon their arrival, Jones was found lying unresponsive in a bedroom with multiple gunshot wounds. He was immediately transported by EMS to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

State police investigators continue to urge anyone with information about this case to contact Lower Eastern Shore Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776 or the Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101. Callers may remain anonymous.

The investigation continues.


Maryland State Police are still searching for the person or persons responsible for an overnight shooting that left one man dead.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Irvonte C. Jones, of Salisbury, Md. Jones was pronounced dead after being transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

According to Maryland State Police, shortly before 10 p.m. on Sunday April 3, 2016, troopers from the Salisbury Barrack were dispatched to the 1000-block of Pierce Avenue, Salisbury, for a reported shooting. Troopers met the owner of the single-family home, who said she had just arrived at the residence and found her boyfriend, Jones, lying unresponsive in a bedroom. Jones had sustained what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds and was transported by EMS personnel to the hospital.

"According to the girlfriend, she had left the home for a short period of time and upon her return that is when she found her boyfriend there in the bedroom who had suffered from multiple wounds," said Elena Russo, Maryland State Police.

Many neighbors were still shaken up Monday. They tell WRDE it's unusual for something like this to happen on Pierce Street.

"Most of the time, it happens around on the east side, west side, but very seldom you see something like this happen on the south side of Salisbury. So it's strange that a tragedy happened this way," said Rory Winder, neighbor.

Julia Logan says she's lived on Pierce Street for 50 years. She says the incident has left her on edge.

"I don't like things like that happening on our street," said Logan. "I mean the people down this end on the street I've known for years, and it's just very scary."

Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigators responded to conduct the investigation. State Police crime scene technicians spent the night processing the scene for evidence, after a search warrant was obtained.

The preliminary investigation indicates Jones was alone in the home when he was shot. A suspect description has not been developed at this time. A motive has not been identified. It is unclear yet if the person or persons responsible forced their way into the home, or were let in by the victim.

State Police investigators urge anyone with information about this victim or the person(s) responsible for his death to contact Lower Eastern Shore Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776, or the Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101. Callers may remain anonymous.