- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A cousin of Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown was fatally shot in the garage of her Montgomery Village home Saturday night by an estranged boyfriend, who was killed by police, authorities said Monday.

Mr. Brown, a Democrat, learned about Catherine Brown’s death shortly after arriving in Denver on Sunday afternoon for the Democratic National Convention.

“I will be traveling back to Maryland immediately to be with my family during this difficult time,” Mr. Brown said. “I leave my fellow delegates with a heavy heart and I ask that everyone keep my family in their prayers.”

The shooting occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. Preliminary autopsy results indicated that the cause of Miss Brown’s death was a single gunshot wound. Detectives have asserted that her ex-boyfriend, Michael Keith Wilson, of Hagerstown, Md., shot her.

Miss Brown was a teacher at the Beauvoir School on the National Cathedral grounds.

Mr. Wilson was shot multiple times by police. The number of shots fired and whether by one or both officers is still under investigation. The two officers were placed on routine administrative leave.

Montgomery County police officers responded to the home after receiving a call that two people were screaming, and a man was trying to force a woman into a house.

Police said Mr. Wilson was holding Miss Brown against her will. While officers tried to calm Mr. Wilson, a private security guard at the cathedral, shots were fired.

Both died at the scene, police said.

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