Frederick man killed dad during a physical altercation


FREDERICK, MD – At approximately 4:15 p.m., on April 27, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a welfare check at the 7000 block of Hames Court in the Farmbrook community of Frederick. Upon arrival and entry of the residence, deputies found one adult male deceased on scene. When deputies arrived, Sean Christopher Shifflett, age 33, son of Terry Lynn Shifflett, age 66, met the officers outside of the residence and admitted to a physical altercation between him and his father.

Upon entering the residence, deputies found Terry Shifflett deceased in a bedroom. Deputies detained Sean Shifflett and transported him to the Frederick County Law Enforcement Center for questioning.

Sean admitted to detectives that a physical altercation did occur between the two. Deputies transported Sean to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for booking and charged him with first-degree murder. If you have any information regarding this ongoing investigation, contact FCSO dispatch at 301-600-1046 and reference case # 21-038168.

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