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Detectives Investigating Domestic-Related Homicide in Clarksburg

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 4, 2021

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged David Mark Blackburn, age 24, of the 22800 block of Frederick Road in Clarksburg, with the first-degree murder of his mother, 56-year-old Mary Ann Blackburn of the same address.

This morning at approximately 2:42, the Emergency Communications Center (911) received a call for a shooting that had just occurred at a residence in the 22800 block of Frederick Road.  A family member had awakened to the sound of gunshots and called 911 after discovering that David Blackburn had shot Mary Ann Blackburn.

Officers responded to the home and located Mary Ann Blackburn inside the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

David Blackburn was taken into custody at the residence. 

David Blackburn was transported to the Central Processing Unit and has been charged with first-degree murder.

David BlackburnDavid Blackburn (Original Image)

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Release ID: 21-003
Media Contact: Sergeant Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: homicide