Indian Head man faces 127 years for murder
Pierce convicted after 6-day trial
Brian Douglas Pierce, 36, of Indian Head is facing up to 127 years in prison for shooting two victims, critically injuring one and killing the other.
On Monday, Charles County State’s Attorney Tony Covington (D) announced that after a sixday trial, a Charles County jury convicted Pierce of second-degree murder, first-degree assault and possession of cocaine.
On Sept. 4, 2017, following a drug-related dispute with one of the victims, investigators found Pierce
went to his father’s residence near his home on Port Tobacco Road to retrieve a gun. When he arrived, his father and brother were there and refused to give him a firearm. Pierce then went to his home and got his shotgun.
Once in possession of his firearm, he began looking for the two men, who happened to be outside of his residence where he cautioned them to leave. One of the men laughed and Pierce fired twice, shooting both of the victims once. The two men ran for their lives.
When officers arrived, they found the two victims in the backyard of a residence, approximately 800 feet from the scene of
the shooting. One of the victims, fatally shot in his arm and lung, was able to identify Pierce to authorities before he died on the scene, while the other was carried via helicopter to a local hospital to tend to his back wounds from the shooting.
Pierce drove around looking for the two victims after shooting them but was unable to find them and drove to Friendship Park where he abandoned his vehicle. Maryland State Police, Virginia State Police and other agencies assisted Charles County Sheriff’s Office deputies search the area for Pierce, but were only able to find his vehicle.
Pierce turned himself in to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 5, 2017. His sentencing date is set for Nov. 29.