The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted murder-suicide in Waldorf.
Just after 5 a.m. Tuesday, the woman who lives inside a home in the 3500 block of Seagrape Court called 911 to say her son was arguing with her husband and deputies should come right away.
As the call ended, investigators say 33-year-old Shea Camya Proctor opened fire, wounding both his mother and stepfather.
The couple, who neighbors have identified as Jeff and Janis Wills, then ran out of the house, each running in different directions where arriving deputies found them and provided first aid.
After declaring a barricade and calling in a negotiator, deputies found Proctor dead in an upstairs bedroom. A gun was beside him.
Neighbors say Jeff Wills had recently mentioned having trouble with his stepson.
"I do know that Jeff made a few remarks to me about how he was having some problems with his stepson, whether it was financial to [what] he told me, drugs and drinking and stuff," says Ray Windsor. "[Jeff] thought he got him straightened out for a while, thought everything was going well and it turned out he just went back the opposite way."
Other neighbors described Shea Proctor as a recluse who didn't work and would make his way around the neighborhood on a bike or by foot.
Neighbors had nothing but nice things to say Proctor's stepfather, Jeff.
"Anytime I needed anything, the man was right here," says Windsor. "Often at times, if he saw that I needed some help with something, he'd just come right over and help."
Neighbors say Tuesday is the first time they have ever noticed deputies at the house.
Police say it is unclear what prompted the argument and are still gathering information from family and friends.
Family members say the victims should be fine and Janis Wills may be home as soon as Wednesday.
Online court records show Proctor has had numerous run-ins with the law over the last several years, including an arrest for assault in Prince George's County, as well as traffic violations in Charles County.