3 victims killed in Montgomery County shooting identified

The three victims killed by a suspect who stormed a Montgomery County home after his wife escaped his captivity and ran for help Monday have been identified by officials.

The Montgomery County Police Department said 66-year-old Mary Olson, 70-year-old Danny Murphy and 54-year-old Craig Shotwell were shot and killed by 41-year-old Christopher Snyder at Olson's home at 222002 Brown Farm Way in Brookeville, Maryland at about 3:45 p.m.

Authorities said Murphy, of South Dakota, was visiting the home and Shotwell, of Owings Mills, Maryland, was a contractor performing work on the home.

Neighbors tell FOX 5 that both Olson and her husband were doctors. According to neighbors, Olson's husband arrived home shortly after the shooting and tried to give aid to the victims.

Shotwell had two daughters and a son, according to a family friend.

Police said Snyder held his wife captive over the weekend and she escaped Monday afternoon and ran to Olson's home for help. Snyder went to Olson's home and killed Olson, Murphy and Shotwell, before fleeing back to his home at 22001 Brown Farm Way, according to detectives.

Three other adults, including Snyder's wife, were able to escape Olson's home and survive.

Snyder barricaded himself inside his home, and after an hours-long standoff, officers forced their way into his home at about 11 p.m. At that time Snyder shot and killed himself, according to officials.

ATF records indicate Snyder was a federally licensed gun dealer and also had a background in security. Investigators were spotted on Tuesday removing boxes of weapons and ballistic vests from his home and several vehicles were towed from both of the crime scenes. A contractor's van remained parked outside of the home where the three were killed.