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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old Indian Head man.

At 11:50 p.m. Sept. 7, police officers from the Town of La Plata and the sheriff’s office responded to the area of Popes Creek Court for reports of gunshots.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said that when police arrived, they found Melvin Wayne Brown, 31, of Indian Head lying between two cars on the 600 Block of Pomonkey Way in the Phoenix Run neighborhood. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead on the scene.

“We believe he had been visiting someone in the area,” Richardson said.

Richardson said detectives are working to establish a motive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 301-932-2222 or Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.