On December 20, 2010, at approximately 11:07 a.m., Ocean City Police officers responded to a 911 call for a domestic dispute on 82nd Street.
When officers arrived at the scene they discovered an armed suspect with a knife who was attacking a female. Officers were forced to shoot the suspect who has been identified as Marvin Jefferson Mitchell, 27, of Berlin, Maryland. The female victim has been identified as Mitchell’s estranged wife, Shanna Mitchell, 27, of Berlin, Maryland.
As previously reported, Shanna Mitchell had obtained an active Protective Order against her husband. Shanna Mitchell suffered a stab wound as a result of the attack. Both the suspect and the victim were treated at the scene by Ocean City Fire Department Paramedics and transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center. As of December 21, 2010, the victim and the suspect remain hospitalized and are both in stable condition.
Marvin Mitchell has been charged by the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation with:
- 1st Degree Attempted Murder
- 2nd Degree Attempted Murder
- 1st Degree Burglary
- 3rd Degree Burglary
- Possession of a Dangerous Weapon with the Intent to Injure
- 1st Degree Assault
- 2nd Degree Assault
- Reckless Endangerment
- Violation of a Protective Order
Marvin Mitchell is currently hospitalized and remains in police custody pending an initial appearance before a Maryland District Court Commissioner.