Investigators are still looking for more information.
Just before 1 a.m. on October 1, police officers responded to a call at a 7-Eleven in Waldorf, Maryland. There they discovered employee Lynn Marie Maher with one gunshot wound to the upper body. She was declared dead at the scene, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office press release.
The suspect is described as a Black male, between 5’7” and 5’10”, with a slender build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a surgical mask (possibly blue), dark hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and dark tennis shoes. He is still at large.
On October 5, the FBI contributed $15,000 to the existing reward offered by 7-Eleven and the Charles County Crime Solvers, who contributed $10,000 and $2,500 respectively. This brings the total of the reward to $27,500 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the guilty party.
The crime occurred at 3370 Middletown Road in Waldorf, Maryland. It appears that a lone individual entered the store and demanded money after pulling a gun. It seems as though Maher was cooperating with the gunman, however, after he received the cash, Maher was shot and killed. SMNews Net reports that "the suspect possibly fled Eastbound on Smallwood Drive West on foot, with a dark colored Nissan Maxima following the suspect," however, this was not included in the initial press release by the police. Witnesses reported hearing at least one gunshot on Smallwood Drive West, an intersection very close to the 7-Eleven. Investigators are reviewing video surveillance footage but have not yet released it to the public.
Maher, 49, was a wife, mother of four, and a grandmother. Her husband Travis posted on Facebook that "she loved life, teaching Tae Kwon Do, and being there for her family and friends."
Last night between 1230-100 a.m., October 1st, a robber took my wife, mother, grand mother, sister, Lynn Marie Maher...Posted by Travis Maher on Thursday, October 1, 2020
Lynn was an instructor and second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, enjoyed motorcycles and volleyball, and will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
The Charles County Sheriff's Department asks that anyone with information about this case call Det. J. Feldman at (301) 609-6474. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app.