Expectant father gunned down in attempted robbery

Fatal shooting in Laurel's Russett Greene

LAUREL, Md. - The shooting happened in the wee hours of the morning Friday in a high-end, townhome community in Laurel just off Route 198 near the Baltimore Washington Parkway called Russett Greene.

"So the guy got shot and killed here last night?" asked Jabari Sadler, one of the victim's neighbors, as he drove up on the crime scene on his way home.

Detectives could be seen combing the 8000 block of Ians Alley for evidence of the shooting that claimed the life of 36-year old Gregory Robert Sears.

Anne Arundel County police responded to reports of a shooting and learned from the wounded suspect that he had been targeted by a pair of armed robbers.

Paramedics transported him to the Shock Trauma Center where he later died.

"The victim indicated... was able to relay some information to officers indicating that he had apparently arrived home there.  At that point, he was basically accosted, if you will, approached by two unknown male subjects---two black males and there's very little information on them at this time, because they were masked up," said Justin Mulcahy of the Anne Arundel County Police.

Sears apparently resisted the robbers' demands and they shot him in his driveway as his pregnant wife slept inside the home.

"He has a baby that's due in a week or so and they were both excited about having a kid," said Darren Cheng, one of the victim's friends, "His wife and my wife work together, so that's how I know them."

Neighbors, we spoke with, say they didn't hear any shots outside, but it's not something they would expect to hear in the affluent neighborhood, which many law enforcers call home.

"This guy's a federal agent two doors down," said Sadler, "There's a cop who parks his police car right on the other side.  He lives in one of these houses."

Anne Arundel County police are asking for your help.  

If you have any information, which could help them with this case, you're asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. 

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