WHITE PLAINS, Md. - The man accused of opening fire and killing two people at a southern Maryland liquor store and bar has been arrested.
Detectives believe 45-year-old James Fred Coffen was involved in an altercation at Jimmie's Paddock in White Plains that escalated. He's now facing several charges, including first-degree and second-degree murder.
James Fred Coffen, 45, of White Plains, Maryland Photo via Charles County Sheriff’s Office
When officers from the Charles County Sheriff's Office arrived at the bar, they found a man, 36-year-old Paul Ernest Fleming, and a woman, 27-year-old Mariah Termetrice Logan, suffering from gunshot wounds.
Fleming and Logan were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.
A preliminary investigation determined that after both Fleming and Coffen left the bar, gunshots were fired and Fleming was struck.
During the shooting, a bullet entered the business and hit Logan who was still inside.
Detectives are continuing their investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charles County Sheriff's Office at 301-609-6518.