Arrests Made in Connection to Murder of Kevin Michael Shepherd in Hagerstown, MD

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Hagerstown Police Department has made significant progress in the case of the murder of Kevin Michael Shepherd, arresting three individuals in connection with the crime. On January 26, officers responded to the 1200 block of Marshall Street after receiving reports of shots fired. Tragically, they discovered Shepherd deceased from gunshot wounds. Initially, authorities suspected it was a targeted attack, not a random act of violence.

During the course of their investigation, the police identified Jenaro Torres and Emens Rho as the individuals who assaulted Shepherd with a gun. Upon obtaining a warrant to search their apartment, officers found a loaded handgun. Subsequently, on Friday, both Torres and Rho were taken into custody. They are now facing charges of First and Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, as well as Firearm violations.

In addition to Torres and Rho, a third individual, Stephanie Paulino, was also arrested and charged in relation to Shepherd’s murder. Although the police did not disclose Paulino’s specific involvement in the crime, they have stated that all three suspects were acquainted with Shepherd. Presently, the suspects are being held at the Washington County Detention Center.

This development underscores the dedication of law enforcement in seeking justice for the victim, and serves as a reminder of the impact of gun violence in communities. It also emphasizes the importance of cooperation between the public and law enforcement in solving crimes and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions.

As the investigation continues, the Hagerstown Police Department is urging anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist in the case. In the meantime, the community mourns the loss of Kevin Michael Shepherd and hopes for a swift and just resolution to the case.